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Готовить - приготовить ?

What is the difference and what are the other prefixes that come after verbs?

November 3, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cherub721

Those are two aspects of the same verb, imperfective and perfective (or concrete). I'm sure someone else will come along to explain it better than me, because I don't have the hang of it myself totally. You could use the perfective aspect for actions which you expect to be done and completed. There are examples here http://www.russianforfree.com/lessons-russian-language-11.php

  • Он готовил. Вчера он приготовил очень вкусный ужин.

  • He was cooking. Yesterday he cooked a very delicious dinner.

The first version is imperfective, discussing the general ongoing action of cooking. The second example is a concrete of example of a specific meal that was cooked.

November 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Captain000

I guess it is like делать and сделать? They both mean do/make, but сделать is to do/make and complete the task.

Готовить is to prepare and приготовить is to prepare (and complete the task)

November 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Captain000

Thank you for the lingot :)

November 4, 2015
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