The complex derivation of the Russian verb poses great difficulties for translation from Russian into Spanish. Different theories have attempted to explain the problem from different points of view, and analysis has shown the the meaning of the verbs defines the menaing of the prefixes. Here we concentrate on the prefix pod-, expressing small quantity in Russian. The result of our analysis is a systematization of the meaning of verbs containing the prefix pod-. In addition the article defines rules for translating verbs with prefix from Russian to Spanish.