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Can you skip Мы, Ты, and Вы?

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I was wondering if Russian is like Spanish and you can skip words like you, they, I, and we. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

2 years ago

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A similar question was asked a few days ago. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/12037117

2 years ago

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Usually you can, if the subject is obvious from the verb or from context. Note, however, that "to be" is not used in Russian as often as in European languages, so in phrases like "Я - музыкант" you cannot skip the pronoun.

2 years ago

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Often you can. It's especially common in conversation and casual writing (forums, chat rooms, texts). In formal writing, you'll usually keep the pronouns with the exception of "they say," "говорят" -- and similar constructions--where the pronoun actually must be dropped unless you have a specific group of people in mind.

2 years ago
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