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плыть

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Russian

Pronunciation

Verb

плыть (plyt’) (concrete impf.), плавать (plávat’) (abstract impf.)

  1. to swim, to float
  2. to sail

Usage notes

Плыть is a Russian concrete verb. Its counterpart, плавать, is an abstract verb.

Conjugation

present indicative singular plural
1st person плыву́ плывём
2nd person плывёшь плывёте
3rd person плывёт

плыву́т

past imperfective singular plural
masculine плыл плы́ли

feminine плыла́
neuter плы́ло
imperative singular plural
плыви́ плыви́те

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