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The prefix za-


Mufasa 19 | 358
8 Oct 2011 #1
What is the difference between pytać (to ask) and zapytać?
pawian 190 | 19,211
9 Oct 2011 #2
The same as between pieprzyć and zapieprzyć!
Vincent 9 | 936 Moderator
9 Oct 2011 #3
you'll probably need to read up about "aspect in verb pairs" to fully understand. Pytać is the imperfective form of the verb and zapytać is the perfective form.
OP Mufasa 19 | 358
9 Oct 2011 #5
Thanks very much for the reading material. I'll go and do that. :)
Lyzko
9 Oct 2011 #7
The "za-" prefix attached to the verb often indicates a more specific purpose to the action, e.g. "prosić" = to ask, request and "zaprosić" = to ask for a reason, i.e. to invite.....

"pisać" = to write vs. "zapisać" = to inscribe, to title etc..


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