Category: "Predicatives"

Жаль (часть первая)

October 18th, 2010
Sometimes in life you're just bummed out about something, and one of the words that expresses that idea in Russian is жаль. Жаль expresses an idea of sadness or regret or irritation; it can form an entire sentence unto itself: Жаль. That's a shame.… more »

Надо (часть вторая)

June 22nd, 2010
We mentioned previously that one of the words in Russian that is translated as need is надо. Sometimes you will run across sentences like this: Мне надо книгу. I need а book. Вите надо гаечный ключ. Viktor needs a wrench. Such sentences are… more »

Надо (часть первая)

June 16th, 2010
One of the words in Russian that is translated as need is надо. It is used in impersonal sentences. Impersonal sentences are those which do not have a grammatical subject in the nominative case. The verb used with надо appears in the infinitive… more »