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Are there other verbs like купить?

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This question doesn't refer to the type of conjugation, but to the fact that купить(to buy) is a perfective verb even though it doesn't have a prefix. What other verbs share this phenomenon?
asked Sep 7, 2014 by wolka (630 points)

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Hi Волка,

Perfective verbs are not only formed by adding a prefix to them, but only by cutting the suffixes "ва", "ыва" and "ова":

останавливать-остановить (to stop, Imperfective-Perfective)
забывать-забыть (to forget, Imperfective-Perfective).

Yulia Amlinskaya,
Russian Language Teacher.
answered Sep 12, 2014 by RussianTeacher (19,690 points)