Category: "V"

В (degree of comparison)

June 2nd, 2011
English and Russian both have special comparison forms for adjectives and adverbs, which makes them seem sort of similar. In English the comparative form often ends in -er, and in Russian it often ends in -е or -ее: The Ferrari is faster than the… more »

В (frequency)

June 1st, 2011
In English when you want to say how often something happens and the period over which it occurs, you can use two constructions. The first uses no preposition, and the second uses the preposition ‘per’: We meet in Prague two times a year. We meet in… more »

В (motion)

June 17th, 2009
The most common word for “to” in Russian is “в” followed by the accusative case. This is tricky for Gringos because “в” followed by prepositional means “at.” Observe the contrast: Mама в магазине. “Mom is at the store.” Mама пошла в магазин. “Mom… more »

В (location)

June 15th, 2009
The most common word for “at” in Russian is в followed by the prepositional case: — Где мама? — Она в магазине. “Where's Mom?” “She is at the store.” — Где Лена? — Она занимается в библотеке. “Where is Lena?” “She is studying at the library.”… more »