Russian Edit

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Etymology Edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *sъmotriti. Compare *motriti (to look at, to watch).

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): [smɐˈtrʲetʲ]
  • (file)

Verb Edit

смотре́ть (smotrétʹimpf (perfective посмотре́ть, verbal noun смотре́ние)

  1. to look, to gaze
  2. to see, to watch
  3. to view, to review
  4. to examine, to inspect
  5. to mind

Usage notes Edit

  • In contrast with ви́деть (vídetʹ), смотреть is used for when you are actively watching something, usually a performance or film. When you immediately see something, like a friend on the sidewalk, видеть is used.
  • The form смотря has been largely grammaticalized and is rarely used as an adverbial participle. The syncretic form глядя is generally used instead.

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