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EtymologyEdit

за- (za-) +‎ дать (datʹ)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [zɐˈdatʲ]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

зада́ть (zadátʹpf (imperfective задава́ть)

  1. to set, to assign (an exercise or lesson)
    Нам за́дали три упражне́ния по а́лгебре.
    Nam zádali tri upražnénija po álgebre.
    We were given (assigned) three exercises in algebra (as homework).
  2. to ask (a question)
    зада́ть вопро́с/вопро́сыzadátʹ voprós/voprósyto ask a question/questions
  3. to pose (a problem)
  4. (colloquial) to give, to throw (a dinner or banquet)
  5. to give, to administer (a punishment)
    зада́ть трёпкуzadátʹ trjópkuto give a thrashing, to give a dressing-down
  6. to preset, to specify, to assign

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