Russian Idiom: “Родился в Cорочке”
Learn Russian with songs: Kino’s “Pack of cigarettes”

Russian Words Evolution

Are the words “победа” (victory) and “убедить” (convince) are related in Russian?

Russian language is very rich. Knowing the origin and the meaning of the stem of a word, and the associated words that have been created from one stem, with the addition of a prefix or a suffix, will give you a better chance to remember those words.

The words “победа” (victory) and “убедить” (convince) are related. In the two words, the root is the same -бед-, as well as in the word “беда” (poverty), which in ancient Russian language had the same value than nowadays, but also the value of “coercion”.

The noun “победа” (victory) comes from an Old Slavonic word derived from the verb “поб?дити” (to overcome, to destroy, to summons) formed with the prefixes “по” followed with the verb “б?дити” or in modern Russian language “убеждать” (to convince) which in turn derives from the noun “b?da” which means “принуждение” (coercion).

The verb “убедить” (convince) is formed with the prefix “у” and the above verb “б?дити”, which also derives from the same noun “b?da” (coercion).

Thus, the real “победа” (victory) is always associated with the use of force or intimidation to obtain compliance.

If you need to reach the highest results in the Russian language learning. In the shortest period of time you definitely need one of our Intensive courses to learn Russian. To make the program more Intensive you may add additional individual hours to learn Russian language to the group classes and form Mixed program. During the individual lessons Russian learning you will be able to ask all the questions, remained from the group classes, discuss with the teacher your homework and fill all the gaps in the Russian language knowledge you have ever had.
Are the words “победа” (victory)…