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To suppose/think in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
– Think of "пол" which can loosely be associated with "floor" or foundation, and "агать", which sounds like "a gate." Imagine building the foundation of an idea and opening the gate to a thought, linking it to "supposing" or "thinking."

– "Полагать" is commonly used to mean "to suppose" or "to believe."

Other words that mean the same thing:
– считать (schitat') — to consider
– думать (dumat') — to think
– верить (verit') — to believe (when used in the sense of holding a belief)

– полагать (polagat')


– Я полагал / полагала (Ya polagal / polagala) — I supposed (masculine/feminine)
– Ты полагал / полагала (Ty polagal / polagala) — You supposed (masculine/feminine)
– Он/она/оно полагал / полагала / полагало (On/ona/ono polagal / polagala / polagalo) — He/she/it supposed
– Мы полагали (My polagali) — We supposed
– Вы полагали (Vy polagali) — You (plural/formal) supposed
– Они полагали (Oni polagali) — They supposed

– Я полагаю (Ya polagayu) — I suppose
– Ты полагаешь (Ty polagayesh') — You suppose
– Он/она/оно полагает (On/ona/ono polagayet) — He/she/it supposes
– Мы полагаем (My polagayem) — We suppose
– Вы полагаете (Vy polagayete) — You (plural/formal) suppose
– Они полагают (Oni polagayut) — They suppose

– Я буду полагать (Ya budu polagat') — I will suppose
– Ты будешь полагать (Ty budesh' polagat') — You will suppose
– Он/она/оно будет полагать (On/ona/ono budet polagat') — He/she/it will suppose
– Мы будем полагать (My budem polagat') — We will suppose
– Вы будете полагать (Vy budete polagat') — You (plural/formal) will suppose
– Они будут полагать (Oni budut polagat') — They will suppose

Examples of sentences:

1. Я полагаю, что это хорошая идея.
Ya polagayu, chto eto khoroshaya ideia.
(I suppose that this is a good idea.)

2. Он полагал, что знает ответ.
On polagal, chto znaet otvet.
(He supposed that he knew the answer.)

3. Они будут полагать, что мы не придем.
Oni budut polagat', chto my ne pridom.
(They will suppose that we will not come.)

4. Мы всегда полагали, что этот план сработает.
My vsegda polagali, chto etot plan srabotaet.
(We always supposed that this plan would work.)

5. Ты полагаешь, что она права?
Ty polagayesh', chto ona prava?
(Do you suppose that she is right?)

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