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To wave/flap, flutter in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to Remember the Russian Word "махнуть":
– Imagine you are making a quick sweeping motion with your hand, like waving or swatting at something. This motion can help you recall "махнуть."
– Think of "мах" as the root, mimicking the sound of a quick movement through the air.

"махнуть" is a verb that translates to "to wave" or "to flap." It can also imply making a sudden or single decisive movement.

Other Words That Mean the Same Thing:
– "взмахнуть" (vzmakhnu't') – to flap, to wave (especially for a larger or more noticeable motion)
– "жестом показать" (zhestom pokaza't') – to gesture, to indicate with a hand movement
– "размахивать" (razmakhivat') – to wave repeatedly, to brandish
– "махать" (machat') – to wave, to flap (imperfective aspect, ongoing action)


махнуть (makhnut')

– Я махнул/махнула (ya makhnul/makhnula) – I waved (m/f)
– Ты махнул/махнула (ty makhnul/makhnula) – You waved (m/f)
– Он махнул (on makhnul) – He waved
– Она махнула (ona makhnula) – She waved
– Мы махнули (my makhnuli) – We waved
– Вы махнули (vy makhnuli) – You waved (pl/formal)
– Они махнули (oni makhnuli) – They waved

Present: (Note: "махнуть" is a perfective verb; it does not have a present tense form indicating an ongoing action.)
To describe ongoing action, you use the imperfective form "махать" (mahat'):

– Я машу (ya mashu) – I am waving
– Ты машешь (ty mashes) – You are waving
– Он/она машет (on/ona mashet) – He/she is waving
– Мы машем (my mashem) – We are waving
– Вы машете (vy mashete) – You are waving (pl/formal)
– Они машут (oni mashut) – They are waving

– Я махну (ya makhnu) – I will wave
– Ты махнёшь (ty makhnesh') – You will wave
– Он/она махнёт (on/ona makahnyot) – He/she will wave
– Мы махнём (my makhnyom) – We will wave
– Вы махнёте (vy makhnyote) – You will wave (pl/formal)
– Они махнут (oni makhnut) – They will wave

Example Sentences:
1. Она быстро махнула рукой, чтобы привлечь его внимание.
(Ona bystro makhnula rukoy, chtoby privlech' yego vnimaniye.)
– She quickly waved her hand to get his attention.

2. Ты махнёшь флажком на старте гонки?
(Ty makhnyosh' flazhkóm na starte gonki?)
– Will you wave the flag at the start of the race?

3. Я заметил, как он махнул проходящему поезду.
(Ya zametil, kak on makhnul prokhodyashchemu poyezdu.)
– I noticed how he waved to the passing train.

4. Мы махнули друг другу на прощание.
(My makhnuli drug drugu na proshchaniye.)
– We waved to each other goodbye.

5. Они махнут вам из окна.
(Oni makhnut vam iz okna.)
– They will wave to you from the window.

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