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

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1. Tips to remember the Russian word:
– Break down the word "рассказывать" phonetically: "ras-ska-zy-vat."
– Remember the root "сказ," which is related to speaking or telling (like "сказка" – fairytale).
– Think of "рас" as a prefix meaning “to tell a story” or “to narrate.”

2. Explanations:
– "Рассказывать" means to tell or narrate in an imperfective aspect, implying an ongoing action or repeated habit.
– It's a verb used when conveying information, stories, or events.

3. Other words that mean the same thing:
– "Говорить" (govorit) – to speak, to talk
– "Излагать" (izlagat) – to expound, to state
– "Поведывать" (povedyvat) – to tell, to relate (less common)

4. Conjugations:

– Рассказывать (raskázyvat’)

*Past Tense*:
– Я рассказал/рассказала (ya rasskazal/rasskazala) – I told
– Ты рассказал/рассказала (ty rasskazal/rasskazala) – You (sing.) told
– Он рассказал (on rasskazal) – He told
– Она рассказала (ona rasskazala) – She told
– Мы рассказали (my rasskazali) – We told
– Вы рассказали (vy rasskazali) – You (pl./formal) told
– Они рассказали (oni rasskazali) – They told

*Present Tense*:
– Я рассказываю (ya raskázyvayu) – I tell
– Ты рассказываешь (ty raskázyvayesh) – You (sing.) tell
– Он/она/оно рассказывает (on/ona/ono raskázyvayet) – He/she/it tells
– Мы рассказываем (my raskázyvayem) – We tell
– Вы рассказываете (vy raskázyvayetye) – You (pl./formal) tell
– Они рассказывают (oni raskázyvayut) – They tell

*Future Simple:* (for perfective aspect, use "рассказать")
– Я расскажу (ya rasskazhu) – I will tell
– Ты расскажешь (ty rasskazhesh) – You (sing.) will tell
– Он/она/оно расскажет (on/ona/ono rasskazhet) – He/she/it will tell
– Мы расскажем (my rasskazhem) – We will tell
– Вы расскажете (vy rasskazhete) – You (pl./formal) will tell
– Они расскажут (oni rasskazhut) – They will tell

5. Examples of sentences:
– Она всегда рассказывает интересные истории. (Ona vsegda raskázyvayet interesnye istorii) – She always tells interesting stories.
– Вчера он рассказал мне о своей поездке. (Vchera on rasskazal mne o svoyey poyezdke) – Yesterday, he told me about his trip.
– Мы будем рассказывать об этом событии всем. (My budem raskázyvat' ob etom sobytii vsem) – We will be telling everyone about this event.
– Кто рассказывает эту историю? (Kto raskázyvayet etu istoriyu?) – Who is telling this story?
– Они часто рассказывают смешные шутки. (Oni chasto raskázyvayut smeshnye shutki) – They often tell funny jokes.

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