Russian word of the day: Дремать

Dec 05, 2022 (see all)
дрема́ть
[ dree-mát' ]
Verb , imperfective
Perfective - задрема́ть
to be half asleep; (figurative) to be at rest, immobility

Morphemic analysis

дремать
root: дрем
suffix: а
ending: ть

Etymology

A native Russian word that appeared in the language in the 11th century.
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Examples

  • Пуши́стый разбо́йник сла́дко дрема́л в глубине́ кре́сла.

    pu-shées-tyî raz-bóî-neek slát-ka dree-mál v glu-bee-nyé kryés-la

    The fluffy bandit was dozing sweetly in the back of the chair.

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  • Вся окре́стная приро́да дрема́ла в глубо́ком поко́е, наруша́емом то́лько пти́чьим пе́нием.

    fsya ak-ryés-na-ya pree-ró-da dree-má-la v glu-bó-kam pa-kó-ye, na-ru-shá-ye-mam tól'-la ptéech'-eem pyé-nee-yem

    All the surrounding nature was dozing in deep peace, disturbed only by the singing of birds.

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