Март 13, 2005
|kutsuwamushi||08:46 pm - признавать/признать|
I noticed this verb pair today because if you ignore stress--which you would never do--they would appear identical in non-past conjugation. The imperfective признавать follows the same pattern as давать:
While the perfective признать follows the easiest conjugation pattern of them all:
They mean "to admit" or "to acknowledge"; "to recognize" (colloquially, they can mean "to recognize someone by sight", as in "I didn't recognize you"); "to declare"... and probably something else that I'm not aware of.
In writing (where stress isn't marked and ё is rarely used), I assume you have to determine perfectiveness by context. Just thought that was mildly interesting.
(Of course знавать and знать exist in unprefixed form as well, but they weren't in what I was reading. :P)
|Date:||Март 14, 2005 03:45 am|| |
Notice that the first list is in the present tense, while the second one is in the future.
Знавать is not a separate verb, but a special rare form of знать:
- Знавал я многих пьяниц, но такого выпивохи еще не встречал...
(I used to know many drunkards, but I've never met a drinker like that yet...)
|Date:||Апрель 28, 2005 03:12 am|| |
Признавать is for the most part used as "to admit" or "to acknowledge";
"to recognize someone by sight" is normally expressed as узнать.
Признать in this meaning is really a colloquial form, characteristic of rural folks or of someone trying to sound like them.