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To return/give back in Russian 🇷🇺

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to return/give back отдать
How to say “to return/give back” in Russian? “Отдать”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “отдать” 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 "отдать":

– Break it down: "от-" (ot-) means "from" or "away" and "дать" (dat') means "to give." Combined, they form "to give away" or "to return."
– Mnemonic: Think of "от" as "out" and "дать" as "dat" (like data), so "out dat" means "to give something out or back."

In Russian, "отдать" is used to mean giving something back or returning it to its original owner.

Other Words That Mean the Same Thing:
– вернуть (vernut') – to return
– возвратить (vozvratit') – to return, to give back

Conjugations of "отдать":

– отдать (otdat')

– я отдал/отдала (ya otdal/otdala) – I gave back (masc./fem.)
– ты отдал/отдала (ty otdal/otdala) – you gave back (masc./fem.)
– он отдал (on otdal) – he gave back
– она отдала (ona otdala) – she gave back
– мы отдали (my otdali) – we gave back
– вы отдали (vy otdali) – you gave back (plural/formal)
– они отдали (oni otdali) – they gave back

Note: "отдать" is a perfective verb and does not have a present tense. It implies a completed action.

– я отдам (ya otdam) – I will give back
– ты отдашь (ty ottdash') – you will give back
– он/она/оно отдаст (on/ona/ono otast) – he/she/it will give back
– мы отдадим (my otdadim) – we will give back
– вы отдадите (vy otdadite) – you will give back (plural/formal)
– они отдадут (oni otdadut) – they will give back

Examples of Sentences Using "отдать":
1. Я отдам тебе книгу завтра. (Ya otdam tebe knigu zavtra.) – I will give the book back to you tomorrow.
2. Он отдал свою игрушку брату. (On otdal svoyu igrushku bratu.) – He gave his toy back to his brother.
3. Они отдали деньги в банк. (Oni otdali den'gi v bank.) – They returned the money to the bank.
4. Ты отдашь это письмо почтальону? (Ty ottdash' eto pis'mo pochta'l'onu?) – Will you give this letter back to the postman?
5. Мы отдадим долг в следующем месяце. (My otdadim dolg v sleduyushchem mesyatse.) – We will return the debt next month.

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