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To lose in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
To remember "потерять" (poterjat'), think of the English word "pothole" where you might "lose" something if it's big and deep enough.

"Потерять" means "to lose" in Russian, referring to the loss of an object, position, or even a person in various contexts.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Утратить (utratit') – often used in a more formal context, meaning "to lose" in a broader sense.
– Лишиться (lisya) – to be deprived of, to lose in a more figurative or passive sense.

– потерять (poterjat’)

– я потерял (ya poteryal) – I lost (male)
– я потеряла (ya poteryala) – I lost (female)
– ты потерял (ty poteryal) – you lost (male)
– ты потеряла (ty poteryala) – you lost (female)
– он потерял (on poteryal) – he lost
– она потеряла (ona poteryala) – she lost
– мы потеряли (my poteryali) – we lost
– вы потеряли (vy poteryali) – you lost (plural/formal)
– они потеряли (oni poteryali) – they lost

There is no present tense form of "потерять" as it is a perfective verb, meaning it describes a completed action.

– я потеряю (ya poteryayu) – I will lose
– ты потеряешь (ty poteryaesh’) – you will lose
– он/она/оно потеряет (on/ona/ono poteryayet) – he/she/it will lose
– мы потеряем (my poteryayem) – we will lose
– вы потеряете (vy poteryayete) – you will lose (plural/formal)
– они потеряют (oni poteryayut) – they will lose

Examples of sentences:
– Я потерял ключи. (Ya poteryal klyuchi.) – I lost the keys. (male)
– Она потеряла кошелек. (Ona poteryala koshelek.) – She lost her wallet.
– Мы потеряем много времени, если будем ждать. (My poteryayem mnogo vremeni, yesli budem zhdat'.) – We will lose a lot of time if we wait.
– Они потеряли своего кота. (Oni poteryali svoego kota.) – They lost their cat.

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