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To think in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to Remember the Russian Word:
– Associate the word "подумать" with "ponder" in English.
– "Под-" is a common prefix in Russian meaning "under" or "about". "Думать" means "to think". Put together, "подумать" emphasizes an act of thinking.

– "Подумать" is the perfective aspect of the verb, which means it implies a completed action. The imperfective form is "думать".

Other Words that Mean the Same Thing:
– Думать (to think, imperfective aspect)
– Обдумывать (to think over, imperfective)
– Размышлять (to ponder, imperfective)

– Since "подумать" is perfective, it doesn't have a present tense. It only has future and past tenses.

Future Tense:
– Я подумаю (ya podumayu) – I will think
– Ты подумаешь (ty podumaesh') – You will think
– Он/Она/Оно подумает (on/ona/ono podumaet) – He/She/It will think
– Мы подумаем (my podumaem) – We will think
– Вы подумаете (vy podumaete) – You (plural/formal) will think
– Они подумают (oni podumayut) – They will think

Past Tense:
– Я подумал/подумала (ya podumal/podumala) – I thought (male/female)
– Ты подумал/подумала (ty podumal/podumala) – You thought (male/female)
– Он подумал (on podumal) – He thought
– Она подумала (ona podumala) – She thought
– Оно подумало (ono podumalo) – It thought
– Мы подумали (my podumali) – We thought
– Вы подумали (vy podumali) – You (plural/formal) thought
– Они подумали (oni podumali) – They thought

Examples of Sentences:
– Я подумаю об этом завтра. (Ya podumayu ob etom zavtra.) – I will think about it tomorrow.
– Ты подумаешь, перед тем как ответить? (Ty podumaesh', pered tem kak otvetit'?) – Will you think before answering?
– Он подумает над твоим предложением. (On podumaet nad tvoim predlozheniem.) – He will think over your proposal.
– Мы подумаем и примем решение. (My podumaem i primem reshenie.) – We will think and make a decision.
– Они подумают о последствиях. (Oni podumayut o posledstviyakh.) – They will think about the consequences.
– Я подумал, что это хорошая идея. (Ya podumal, chto eto khoroshaya ideya.) – I thought it was a good idea.
– Она подумала перед тем, как согласиться. (Ona podumala pered tem, kak soglasitsya.) – She thought before agreeing.

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