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To stop/cease in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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#### Tips to Remember the Russian Word "перестать"
1. Break it down into parts: "пере-" (which often means 're-' or 'over-') and "стать" (which means 'to become' or 'to stand').
2. Think of "перестать" as 'over becoming' or 'over standing', which might remind you of stopping or ceasing an action.

#### Explanations
"Перестать" is the perfective aspect of the verb, meaning it refers to an action that has been completed. The imperfective counterpart is "переставать" which is used for ongoing or repeated actions.

#### Other Words That Mean the Same Thing
1. Остановиться (ostanovitsya) – to stop
2. Прекратить (prekratit') – to cease, discontinue
3. Кончить (konchit') – to finish, end

#### Conjugations of "перестать"
Since "перестать" is perfective, it only has past and future tense forms.

Past Tense
– Я/Ты/Он (I/You/He) перестал (perestal) – He stopped
– Я/Ты/Она (I/You/She) перестала (perestala) – She stopped
– Мы/Вы/Они (We/You/They) перестали (perestali) – They stopped

Future Tense
– Я перестану (ya perestanu) – I will stop
– Ты перестанешь (ty perestanesh') – You will stop
– Он/Она/Оно перестанет (on/ona/ono perestanet) – He/She/It will stop
– Мы перестанем (my perestanem) – We will stop
– Вы перестанете (vy perestanete) – You (plural/formal) will stop
– Они перестанут (oni perestanuty) – They will stop

#### Examples of Sentences
1. Past Tense
– Они перестали разговаривать. (Oni perestali razgovarivat'.) – They stopped talking.
– Я перестала курить. (Ya perestala kurit'.) – I (female) stopped smoking.

2. Future Tense
– Ты когда перестанешь шуметь? (Ty kogda perestanesh' shumet'?) – When will you stop making noise?
– Мы перестанем работать в десять часов. (My perestanem rabotat' v desyat' chasov.) – We will stop working at ten o'clock.

3. Infinitive
– Я хочу перестать волноваться. (Ya khochu perestat' volnovat'sya.) – I want to stop worrying.
– Им нужно перестать спорить. (Im nuzhno perestat' sporit'.) – They need to stop arguing.

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