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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выключа́ть [vy-klyu-chát'] Verb , imperfective
to switch off, to turn off
обнима́ться [ab-nee-má-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to hug one another, to embrace
брать [brat'] Verb , imperfective
to take
наряжа́ться [na-ree-zhá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
включа́ть [fklyu-chát'] Verb , imperfective
to turn on, to switch on; to include
отмеча́ть [at-mee-chát'] Verb , imperfective
to celebrate; to commemorate; to mark, to check, to note
умыва́ться [u-my-vá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to wash (one's face and hands)
пра́здновать [prázd-na-vat'] Verb , imperfective
стыди́ться [sty-dée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be ashamed
фотографи́ровать [fa-ta-gra-fée-ra-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to take pictures, to photograph
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

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