"Поговори со мной!"

Translation:Talk to me!

December 1, 2015



Sooo. Поговори. Imperative?

December 1, 2015

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    Right. It's a singular imperative, so if you use «ты» with a person, use this form. But if you address someone with «Вы», you should use a different form (поговори́те).

    December 1, 2015


    Ok. Shoudn't we have imperfective since the meaning is more likely to be "join me in a conversation" than "have this talk with me"?

    August 24, 2016


    Affirmative Imperative forms of imperfective verbs are used (1) for impatient requests ("Why aren't you talking to me? Do talk to me") and (2) orders ("Talk to me. I order you"), whereas the perfective imperative forms are used for less emotional polite requests ("Will you please talk to me" = Поговори со мной, пожалуйста). Only imperfective verbs are used in negative requests ("Не говори(те) никому!" = "Don't tell anyone!"). The negative imperative of perfective verbs is synonymous with the if-clause of the unreal conditional: "Не поговори он (=Если бы он не поговорил) со мной вчера, я бы так и не узнал, что произошло" means "Should he not have talked / If he hadn't talked to me yesterday, I would have never learned what had happened". There are also a few cases where negative imperative forms of perfective verbs are used idiomatically, e.g. "Не скажи(те)!" means "It isn't necessarily the case!"/"I'd rather disagree with you". Other examples include biblical commendments (Не убей, Не укради, Не сотвори себе кумира), although in more modern translation of the Bible imperfective verbs are used instead.

    August 25, 2016


    Very helpful answer, thank you very much!

    August 25, 2016


    when should we use "co"?

    March 24, 2016


    This isn't confirmed but I'm pretty sure you use it when the following word starts with two consonants

    April 4, 2016


    We use the preposition со istead of с, when the following word starts with two consonants of which the first one is в, з, с, ж, ш, or м. Exеptions to this rule include phrases with the words враг =enemy (с врагом, с врагами), млекопитающее = mammal and Млечный Путь = Milky Way (с млекопитающими, с Млечного Пути).

    Likewise, we replace в, к, из, над, под, перед and от with во, ко, надо, подо, передо and ото, respectively, before certain words starting with two consonants. Here are some examples: во благо, во время, во времени, во введении, во всех, во всём, во всей,во главе, во главу угла, во двор, во дворе, во зло, во зле, во избежание, во лбу, во льду, во мне, во мгле, во мне, во мраке, во рту, во рву, во славу, во сне; ко времени, ко всему, ко всей, ко всем, ко двору, ко лбу, ко льду, ко мне, ко рту; изо всех сил (with all one's might), изо льда (из льда is also used), изо рта;от/ото всех, ото лба, ото рта, ото сна; надо мной, подо мной, передо мной, над/надо всем/всей/всеми, под/подо всем/всей/всеми, подо льдом.

    May 20, 2016


    Thanks dmitri ))) spot on )))

    March 6, 2019


    Он мертв, Джим.

    September 7, 2016


    Would поговори мне be acceptable?

    August 21, 2017


    No! "Поговори мне!" is a threat, something like "Just you dare to open your mouth, you nasty little thing!"

    August 22, 2017


    Well alright then. Good to know. Thanks.

    August 23, 2017


    How would you say "Say it with me!" ?

    November 30, 2016


    [Давай(те)] скажем это вместе!. or Скажем это хором!

    December 1, 2016


    So, I'm guessing this could be use in such a case as: My sister is angry at me and I tell her to speak to me, tell me why she is angry

    Something taumatic happened and I'm telling X person "Speak with me!" as in a, c'mon take it out of your system, kind of way?

    May 1, 2017


    You're right. It could also be used when your friend's or close relative's talk makes you feel better. There is song that was popular in Russia in 1970s which starts with the phrase "Поговори со мною, мама". Check it up on YouTube.

    May 1, 2017


    Terry Tibbs!

    March 24, 2018


    Теll me уour name

    September 19, 2018


    who does this feather fluff think it's shouting at though? lol

    July 8, 2019
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