Discussion in 'Русский (Russian)' started by mabimabi, May 17, 2013.

  1. mabimabi Senior Member

    This verb should mean "to undo one's suitcase" according to my learning software as it presents it as the counterpart of "пакова́ть (imp) - запакова́ть o упакова́ть (perf)" which means "to pack one's suitcase".
    I can't find it in the dictionary. I'd like to know if it's perfective or imperfective and if there's a synonym more frequently used.

    Thank you.
    Last edited: May 17, 2013
  2. LiseR Member

    Распаковать it's perfective, распаковывать it's imperfective. And it's used not only for suitcase, it can also be used for any things which are in a box or something.
    I don't know whether there is such a verb in English "to unpack" but in German it would be
    Last edited: May 17, 2013
  3. mabimabi Senior Member

    Thank you, it does: "unpack", "unwrap"...
  4. Descendant

    Descendant Member

    The word may be also aplied to a software utility, unpacking archive files.

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