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EtymologyEdit

From Old East Slavic плакати (plakati), from Proto-Slavic *plakati.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈplakətʲ]
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VerbEdit

пла́кать (plákatʹimpf (perfective запла́кать or попла́кать)

  1. to cry, to weep
  2. to mourn, to weep
  3. in expressions
    Пла́кали де́нежки!Plákali dénežki!The money has simply vanished. / You can kiss your money good-bye. / You can whistle for your money.
    Па́лка по нему́ пла́чет.Pálka po nemú pláčet.He's asking for it. / What he needs is a thrashing.
    хоть плачь!xotʹ plačʹ!it is enough to make you weep!
    пла́кать в жиле́ткуplákatʹ v žilétkuto complain, to lament

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Derived termsEdit

imperfective

perfective

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