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All by oneself

by Natalia Kulikova

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM.

Just three letters, one syllable — "сам" — can be translated into English as "myself", "himself", "yourself" and all kinds of other "selves." This whole episode of Ruspod Shorts is fully devoted to this one short, but important word.

сам [sahm] — oneself, by oneself
я сам [yah sahm] — I myself, I'll do it myself
мы сами [myh SAH-mee] — we ourself
ты сам [tyh sahm] — you yourself (singular)
вы сами [vyh SAH-mee] — you yourself (plural)
он сам [ohn sahm] — he himself
она сама [ah-NAH sah-MAH] — she herself
они сами [ah-NEE sah-MEE] — they themselves
сам дурак! [sahm doo-RAHK] — YOU'RE stupid!

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