The l-form cannot be used just by itself, but is used to form other tenses, one of which is the l-past. To form the l-form of a verb that ends in -a in the dictionary (regardless of whether it is imperfective or perfective), add one of the following endings to the dictionary form:
- if the subject is masculine, add -л,
- if the subject is feminine, add -ла,
- if the subject is neuter, add -ло,
- if the subject is plural, add -ле.