Russian Language Lesson

Developed for the Fulbright Hays GPA 2008 Summer Session in Vladimir, Russia in Conjunction with University of Illinois Professor Ron Pope, the American House in Vladimir, Russia and the University of Chicago Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES)
Submitted by Cherie Koss Fulbright 2008 Participant to Meredith Clason, Assoc. Dir. of CEERES, University of Chicago Study of the “ ovat; ” Verb Endings, Their Application and Usage with Common Cognate-like Verbs to Facilitate Vocabulary Development.

GOAL: TO BUILD VOCABULARY IN RUSSIAN BY EXPANDING UPON PRIOR KNOWLEDGE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
1) Conjugate

a common verb with an “ovat;” ending like
or

tancovat; to dance ovat;

risovat;

to draw

” endings for 1st, 2nd,and 3rd person singular 2) Learn the verb “ and plural (u[, uew;, uet, uem, uete, u[t)
3) Then use this knowledge to expand upon your vocabulary by applying these verb endings to familiar or cognate-like verbs ending in “ovat;” aplodirovat = to applaud ignorirovat; = to ignore marwirovat; = to march formirovat; = to form/mold informirovat; = to inform planirovat; = to plan rekomendirovat; =to recommend fotografirovat; = to photograph

“Ovat;” Present Tense Verb Patterns
Singular

tancovat; = to dance I dance (am dancing, do dance) q tancu[ you (familiar/sing.) dance ty tancuew; on/ona/ono tancuet he/she/it dances

Plural
We dance
(are dancing, do dance)

my vy oni

You (formal/plural) dance They dance

tancuem tancuete
tancu[t

Oni tancu[t.
(the root “tanc” sounds very much like dance)

“Ovat;” Present Tense Verb Patterns risovat; = to draw Singular
I draw (am drawing, do draw) you (familiar/sing.) draw he draws she draws q

risu[ ty risuew; risuet on ona risuet risuem risuete risu[t

Plural
We draw (are drawing, do draw) You (formal/plural) draw They draw my vy oni

Oni risu[t.

Oni risu[t v Suzdale.

Fotografirovat; = to photograph
q fotografiru[
I photograph

ty fotografiruew;
you photograph

on fotografiruet
he photographs

ona fotografiruet
she photographs

my fotografiruem
we photograph

vy fotografirete
you photograph

oni Fotografiru[t

Q fotografiru[

they photograph

aplodirovat; = to applaud
q aplodiru[ I applaud ty aplodiruew; you applaud on/ona aplodiruet
he/she applauds

my aplodiruem we applaud vy aplodiruete you applaud oni aplodiru[t they applaud

Oni aplodiru[t

marwirovat; = to march
Q marwiru[ I march ty marwiruew; you march on marwiruet he marches ona marwiruet she marches my marwiruem we march vy marwiruete you march oni marwiru[t they march

Oni marwiru[t

Prazdnovat; = to celebrate
“prazdnik” = a holiday or celebration (a beginning vocabulary word)

q prazdnu[ I celebrate ty prazdnuew; you celebrate on prazdnuet he celebrates ona prazdnuet she celebrates my prazdnuem we celebrate vy prazdnuete you celebrate oni prazdnu[t they celebrate
my prazduem

My tancuem i prazdnuem.

Koncul;tirovat; = to consult
Singular Q koncul;tiru[ I consult Ty koncul;tiruew; you consult On koncul;tiruet he consult Ona koncul;tiruet she consults Plural My koncul;tiruem we consult Vy koncul;tiruete you consult Oni koncul;tiru[t they consult Oni koncul;tiru[t.

Planirovat; = to plan
q planiru[ I plan ty planiruew; you plan on planiruet he plans ona planiruet she plans my planiruem we plan vy planiruete you plan oni palniru[t they plan
Oni planiru[t

demonstrirovat; = to demonstrate
Q demonstriru[ I demonstrate ty demonstriruew; you demonstrate on demonstriruet he demonstrates ona demonstriruetshe demonstrates my demonstriruem we demonstrate vy demonstriruete you demonstrate oni demonstriru[t they demonstrate

On demonstriruet.

Celovat; = to kiss
Q celu[ I kiss ty celuew; you kiss on celuet he kisses ona celuet she kisses my celuem we kiss Vy celuete you kiss oni celu[t they kiss

Putewestvovat; = to travel

Putewestvu[

putewestvuem

Putewestvuew; putewestvuete

On putewestvuet. Ona putewestvuet.

Putewestvuet

putewestvu[t

OTHER COGNATE-LIKE VERBS THAT FIT THIS PATTERN
planirovat; to plan aplodirovat; to applaud ignorirovat; to ignore konsul;tirovat; to consult importirovat; to import adaptirovat; to adapt rekomendovat; to recommend formovat; to form, mold interpretirova; to interpret massa-irovat; to massage interv;[irovat; to interview -estikulirovat; to gesticulate registrirovat; to register finansirovat; to finance balansirovat; to balance adresovat; to address organizirovat; to organize rekomendovat; to recommend imitirovat; to imitate informirovat; to inform demonstrirovat; to demonstrate marwirovat; to march disciplinirovat; to discipline kritikovat; to criticize dezertirovat; to desert diagnostirovat; to diagnose associirovat; to associate garantirovat; to guarantee normalizovat; to normalize riskovat; to risk

Kontrol;naq Rabota - QUIZ We dance You (plural) march I applaud We kiss You (sing.) plan They celebrate He travels It marches (3rd person singular) She photographs He addresses / organizes/ forms

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