There are two verbs in Russian language: МОЧЬ and УМЕТЬ. Both of them can be translated as "can", but actual meaning is different.


can/ to be able to;

УМЕТЬ - to know how to, to be able to, know how, can.

Here are some examples:

Я могу говорить по-русски - I can speak Russian.

Я умею готовить еду - I know how to cook food.

Принтер может печатать цветную бумагу - The printer can print colorful paper.

Я умею работать на компьютере - I know how to work at computer.

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