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by Peter
Oct 4th, 14, 09:46
Forum: Russian grammar
Topic: A Russian present perfect?
Replies: 3
Views: 1926

Re: A Russian present perfect?

Replying to my own post (now I have had more time to think about it). Because "побывать" is perfective, it doesn't have a present tense, only a past and a future. The past I understand but doesn't this mean that the 'normal' (i.e.: future tense - побываю, побываешь, побывают, etc.) will be...
by Peter
Oct 4th, 14, 07:55
Forum: Russian grammar
Topic: A Russian present perfect?
Replies: 3
Views: 1926

A Russian present perfect?

I wonder if the Russian perfective verb "побывать" may be like an English present perfect verb, because my dictionary (Oxford) says it means "to have been" or "to have visited". How I saw it (on a YouTube video) was in the past tense ("побывал") and the exampl...

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