-читать

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EtymologyEdit

From imperfective lengthening of the perfective Proto-Slavic stem *-čьt- (cf. first singular *čьtǫ of *čisti) + -а́ть (-átʹ); compare честь (čestʹ). Similar lengthening accounts for the change -о--а- in imperfective derivations in -ывать (-yvatʹ) and -ивать (-ivatʹ), e.g.

PronunciationEdit

Combining formEdit

-чита́ть (-čitátʹimpf (perfective -че́сть)

  1. Combining form used to form imperfective counterparts of prefixed derivatives of честь (čestʹ, to read, to consider, originally also to count).
    предпоче́сть pf (predpočéstʹ)предпочита́ть impf (predpočitátʹ)
    вы́честь pf (výčestʹ)вычита́ть impf (vyčitátʹ)

ConjugationEdit

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