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просыпаться v.s. будить

Recently I was looking for the verb meaning to wake up and I came across просыпаться and будить. I was just wondering if they can be used interchangeably or if they have slightly different meanings.

1 year ago

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"Просыпаться" does not take direct objects (it's a reflexive verb). It means "to wake up" as in "I woke up at 10 this morning".
Будить needs an object and it means "to wake [someone] up".

1 year ago

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Thanks!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/788173Holmes

Different meanings. But still close in meaning.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexeyGolo4

просЫпаться (when Ы stressed) also means " to spill"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FelixGV1

And what about "встать"?

1 year ago

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"Встать" means "to get up".

1 year ago
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