Question from Rodrigo, asked on 21 Mar, 2018

The meaning of the verb “успеть”…?

Hi. I would like to know the meaning of this verb "успеть"...? It's part of a song, which goes like this: Нам не успеть...
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Answered by Yulia on 21 Mar, 2018

Hi! The verb "успевать-успеть" means "to have the time for smth". It is always used with the Dative case (in the construction "не успеть", which means impossibility because of lack of time) and with a perfective infinitive.

For example,

Мне не успеть сделать эту работу.
I won't have the time to finish this work.

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