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To press/shake in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to Remember the Russian Word:
– "Пожать" shares some phonetic similarity with the English "press" and "shake," especially with the “sh” sound in "shake."
– You can break it down to "по" (poh) and "жать" (zhat) for easier pronunciation.

– The verb "пожать" can mean both "to press" and "to shake" depending on the context. It's often used in phrases like "пожать руку" (to shake hands).

Other Words that Mean the Same Thing:
– Нажать (nazzhat’) – to press
– Потрясти (potryasti) – to shake

Infinitive: пожать (pozhat’)

– Я пожал (ya pozhal) – I pressed/shook
– Ты пожал (ty pozhal) – You pressed/shook
– Он пожал (on pozhal) – He pressed/shook
– Она пожала (ona pozhal’a) – She pressed/shook
– Мы пожали (my pozhal’i) – We pressed/shook
– Вы пожали (vy pozhal’i) – You (plural/formal) pressed/shook
– Они пожали (oni pozhal’i) – They pressed/shook

Note: "Пожать" is a perfective verb, so it does not have a present tense form. For the imperfective aspect, you use "жать":
– Я жму (ya zhmu) – I press/shake
– Ты жмёшь (ty zhmyosh’) – You press/shake
– Он/Она жмёт (on/ona zhmyot) – He/She presses/shakes
– Мы жмём (my zhmyom) – We press/shake
– Вы жмёте (vy zhmyot’e) – You (plural/formal) press/shake
– Они жмут (oni zhmut) – They press/shake

– Я пожму (ya pozhmu) – I will press/shake
– Ты пожмёшь (ty pozhmyosh’) – You will press/shake
– Он/Она пожмёт (on/ona pozhmyot) – He/She will press/shake
– Мы пожмём (my pozhmyom) – We will press/shake
– Вы пожмёте (vy pozhmyot’e) – You (plural/formal) will press/shake
– Они пожмут (oni pozhmut) – They will press/shake

Examples of Sentences:
– Он всегда пожимает руку, когда здоровается. (On vsegda pozhimayet ruku, kogda zdorovayetsya.) – He always shakes hands when he greets someone.
– Она пожала мне руку и улыбнулась. (Ona pozhala mne ruku i ulybnulas’.) – She shook my hand and smiled.
– Мальчик хотел насколько возможно сильно пожать её руку. (Mal’čik hotel nas’kol’ko vozmožno sil’no pozhat’ yeё ruku.) – The boy wanted to shake her hand as firmly as possible.

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