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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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
серди́ться [seer-dée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be angry
мири́ться [mee-rée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to make it up, to make peace, to become reconciled; to accept, to bear with
дразни́ть [draz-néet'] Verb , imperfective
to tease, to mock
ошиба́ться [a-shee-bá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be mistaken, to make mistakes
пры́гать [prý-gat'] Verb , imperfective
to jump, to hop, to bounce
покупа́ть [pa-ku-pát'] Verb , imperfective
to buy, to purchase
бежа́ть [bee-zhát'] Verb , imperfective , unidirectional
to run, to be running
ревнова́ть [reev-na-vát'] Verb , imperfective
to be jealous
говори́ть [ga-va-réet'] Verb , imperfective
to talk, to speak
чита́ть [chee-tát'] Verb , imperfective
to read
гла́дить [glá-deet'] Verb , imperfective
to pat, to caress; to iron

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