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To keep quiet/be silent in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
– "По-" is a common prefix in Russian verbs indicating a short action.
– "молча-" is derived from "молчать" which sounds like "mole-chat." Imagine a mole keeping quiet or being silent to recall "молчать."

– "Помолчать" is an infinitive verb in Russian, which means "to keep quiet" or "to be silent" for a short duration.
– It is used when you want to instruct someone to stay silent for a brief period rather than indefinitely.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Молчать (molchat') — to be silent (more continuous not necessarily short duration)
– Замолчать (zamolchat') — to stop talking, to fall silent.


– Infinitive: помолчать (pomolchat')

– Past:
– Masculine: помолчал (pomolchal)
– Feminine: помолчала (pomolchala)
– Neuter: помолчало (pomolchalo)
– Plural: помолчали (pomolchali)

– Present: Not applicable (perfective verbs do not have a present tense)

– Future:
– I will: я помолчу (ya pomolchú)
– You will (singular): ты помолчишь (ty pomolchísh')
– He/She/It will: он/она/оно помолчит (on/ona/ono pomolchít)
– We will: мы помолчим (my pomolchím)
– You will (plural/formal): вы помолчите (vy pomolchíte)
– They will: они помолчат (oni pomolchát)

Examples of sentences using "помолчать":
1. Пожалуйста, можешь немного помолчать? (Pozhaluysta, mozhesh' nemnogo pomolchat'?) – Please, can you keep quiet for a bit?
2. Давайте все помолчим и послушаем музыку. (Davayte vse pomolchím i poslushayem muzyku.) – Let's all keep silent and listen to the music.
3. Он сказал мне помолчать, пока он думает. (On skazal mne pomolchat', poka on dumaet.) – He told me to keep quiet while he thinks.
4. Мы помолчим минуту в память о погибших. (My pomolchím minútu v pámid' o pogíbnushchikh.) – We will keep silent for a minute in memory of the deceased.

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