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To return/give back in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
– Break down "отдавать" into "от-" (away) and "давать" (to give). Think of it as giving something away or back to someone.
– The prefix "от-" is related to the idea of separating or taking something away, which can help you remember that it involves returning something.

"Отдавать" means to return or give back. It is an imperfective verb indicating a continuous, habitual, or repeated action. The perfective counterpart is "отдать".

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Вернуть (vernut') – to return
– Возвращать (vozvrashchat') – to return

Different conjugations:
Infinitive: отдавать (otdavat')

Past tense:
– Я отдавал/отдавала (ya otdaval/otdavala) – I gave back (m/f)
– Ты отдавал/отдавала (ty otdaval/otdavala) – You gave back (m/f)
– Он отдавал (on otdaval) – He gave back
– Она отдавала (ona otdavala) – She gave back
– Мы отдавали (my otdavali) – We gave back
– Вы отдавали (vy otdavali) – You gave back (pl/formal)
– Они отдавали (oni otdavali) – They gave back

Present Tense:
– Я отдаю (ya otdayu) – I give back
– Ты отдаёшь (ty otdayosh') – You give back
– Он/Она/Оно отдаёт (on/ona/ono otdayot) – He/She/It gives back
– Мы отдаём (my otdayem) – We give back
– Вы отдаёте (vy otdayete) – You give back
– Они отдают (oni otdayut) – They give back

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

Examples of sentences:
1. Он отдаёт книгу своему другу. (On otdayot knigu svoyemu drugu.) – He is giving the book back to his friend.
2. Я отдал ей деньги. (Ya otdal yey den'gi.) – I gave her the money back.
3. Мы будем отдавать долги постепенно. (My budem otdavat' dolgi postupenno.) – We will give back the debts gradually.
4. Она всегда отдавала мне свою сдачу. (Ona vsegda otdavala mne svoyu sdachu.) – She always gave me back her change.
5. Ты должен отдать мне мои книги. (Ty dolzhen otdat' mne moi knigi.) – You must give me back my books.

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