|Title||Български еквиваленти на руските инфинитивни конструкции, означаващи невъзможност|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1983|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
Infinitival clauses with the meaning of impossibility are one of the most frequent semantic variants of this simple clause type in Russian. The meaning of impossibility is formed by combining the terminative aspect of the independent infinitive with the negative particle не ‘no’. The lack of the infinitive in Bulgarian causes the occurrence of various means of expressing the Russian infinitival clauses. The meaning of impossibility is expressed by a combination of the modal verb не мога (може) ‘can not’ + the да-construction or by shortened infinitive forms, by negative future forms, by a number of verbal nouns, by rhetorical questions, etc. The paper discusses some grammatical means of rendering this category in Bulgarian. The Bulgarian translation equivalents of the Russian infinitival clauses are analysed as regards their syntactic and semantic properties and their respective frequencies of occurrence.