ПОЛИТИК vs. ПОЛИТИКА
Updated: Aug 22, 2021
When you hear or see the sentence “Мы говори́м о поли́тике”, do you know what we talk about: politics or a politician? 🤔The prepositional phrase «о поли́тике» could mean “about politics” or “about a politician”. 😲It turns out both words – поли́тика и поли́тик – have the same prepositional singular form.
политика = politics; policy (only singular form)
политик – политики = politician(s)
The practice quiz below might help you understand the difference. In case you do not see the embedded quiz on your mobile device, here is the link to Practice Quiz.