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To catch in Russian 🇷🇺


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

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
– Note that "поймать" sounds similar to "poem," which you can imagine catching.
– The "пой" part can remind you of "poi" (as in poi dancing, which involves catching and spinning objects).
– The ending "-мать" is similar to the English "mate," as in "to grapple or catch a mate."

Explanations:
– "поймать" (poimat') is a verb in Russian meaning "to catch" in a physical or abstract sense.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Схватить (sxvatit') – to grab or seize.
– Ловить (lovit') – to catch in a general sense, often used in a more continuous sense than поймать.

Conjugations:

Present:
– я ловлю (ya lovlyu) – I am catching
– ты ловишь (ty lovish') – you are catching
– он/она/оно ловит (on/ona/ono lovit) – he/she/it is catching
– мы ловим (my lovim) – we are catching
– вы ловите (vy lovite) – you (plural/formal) are catching
– они ловят (oni lovyat) – they are catching

Note: поймать is perfective and does not conjugate in the present tense. The imperfective form ловить (lovit') is used for present tense.

Past:
– я поймал/поймала (ya poimal/poimala) – I caught (male/female)
– ты поймал/поймала (ty poimal/poimala) – you caught (male/female)
– он поймал (on poimal) – he caught
– она поймала (ona poimala) – she caught
– оно поймало (ono poimalo) – it caught
– мы поймали (my poimali) – we caught
– вы поймали (vy poimali) – you (plural/formal) caught
– они поймали (oni poimali) – they caught

Future:
– я поймаю (ya poimayu) – I will catch
– ты поймаешь (ty poimaesh') – you will catch
– он/она/оно поймает (on/ona/ono poimaet) – he/she/it will catch
– мы поймаем (my poimaem) – we will catch
– вы поймаете (vy poemaete) – you (plural/formal) will catch
– они поймают (oni poimayut) – they will catch

Examples of sentences that use it:
1. Я поймаю рыбу завтра.
(Ya poimayu rybu zavtra.)
I will catch a fish tomorrow.

2. Он поймал мяч.
(On poimal myach.)
He caught the ball.

3. Они ловят бабочек в саду.
(Oni lovyat babochek v sadu.)
They are catching butterflies in the garden.

4. Мы поймали вора.
(My poimali vora.)
We caught the thief.

5. Ты поймаешь его, если побежишь быстрее.
(Ty poimaesh' yego, yesli pobezhish' bystree.)
You will catch him if you run faster.

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