Russian imperfective verbs

Learn Russian imperfective verbs from our series “Russian Word of the Day”. Every verb comes with two examples and audio.

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пить [peet'] Verb , imperfective
to drink
целова́ться [tse-la-vá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to kiss (one another)
расти́ [ras-tée] Verb , imperfective
to grow, to rise, to go up
ве́рить [vyé-reet'] Verb , imperfective
to believe, to trust
у́жинать [ú-zhee-nat'] Verb , imperfective
to take / have supper
обе́дать [a-byé-dat'] Verb , imperfective
to have dinner / lunch, to dine
одева́ться [a-dee-vá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to dress, to put one's clothes on
за́втракать [záft-ra-kat'] Verb , imperfective
to have breakfast
зубри́ть [zub-réet'] Verb , imperfective
to cram
кли́кать [klée-kat'] Verb , imperfective
смуща́ться [smu-schá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be embarrassed, confused; to experience awkwardness, shyness
флиртова́ть [fleer-ta-vát'] Verb , imperfective
крича́ть [kree-chát'] Verb , imperfective
to scream, to shout, to yell
увольня́ть [u-val'-nyát'] Verb , imperfective
to discharge, to dismiss, to fire
сто́ить [stó-eet'] Verb , imperfective
to cost; to be worth
торопи́ться [ta-ra-pée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to hurry, to be in a hurry, to hasten
влюбля́ться [vlyu-blyá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to fall in love
боле́ть [ba-lyét'] Verb , imperfective
to be sick / ill; to hurt, to ache

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