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They ate in Russian 🇷🇺

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they ate ели
How to say “they ate” in Russian? “Ели”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “ели” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on they ate in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to Remember the Russian Word:

1. Visual Association: Imagine a group of people sitting around a table eating. The ending "-ли" could remind you of the communal activity, and "е" can remind you of the word "eat."
2. Sound Association: The sound "ели" is somewhat similar to "yell" in English. Imagine people yelling "let’s eat!" before they start their meal.

– "Ели" is the past tense form of the verb "есть" (to eat) for plural subjects in Russian.
– This means "they ate" and reflects a completed action in the past.

Other Words That Mean the Same Thing:
– Кушали (kushali) – another verb used colloquially to mean "ate."

Conjugations of "есть":

– Infinitive: есть (yest')

Present Tense:
– Я ем (ya yem) – I eat
– Ты ешь (ty yesh') – You eat (informal)
– Он/Она/Оно ест (on/ona/ono yest') – He/She/It eats
– Мы едим (my yedim) – We eat
– Вы едите (vy yedite) – You eat (formal or plural)
– Они едят (oni yedyat) – They eat

Past Tense:
– Я ел/ела (ya yel/yela) – I ate (male/female)
– Ты ел/ела (ty yel/yela) – You ate (informal male/female)
– Он/Она/Оно ел/ела/ело (on/ona/ono yel/yela/yelo) – He/She/It ate
– Мы ели (my yeli) – We ate
– Вы ели (vy yeli) – You ate (formal or plural)
– Они ели (oni yeli) – They ate

Future Tense:
– Я буду есть (ya budu yest') – I will eat
– Ты будешь есть (ty budesh' yest') – You will eat (informal)
– Он/Она/Оно будет есть (on/ona/ono budet yest') – He/She/It will eat
– Мы будем есть (my budem yest') – We will eat
– Вы будете есть (vy budete yest') – You will eat (formal or plural)
– Они будут есть (oni budut yest') – They will eat

Example Sentences:
– Вчера они ели пиццу. (Vchera oni yeli pitstsu.) – Yesterday they ate pizza.
– Летом они ели много фруктов. (Letom oni yeli mnogo fruktov.) – In the summer, they ate a lot of fruits.
– На празднике они ели торты и пирожные. (Na prazdnike oni yeli torty i pirozhnye.) – At the party, they ate cakes and pastries.

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