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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я́бедничать [ya-beed-nee-cheet'] Verb , imperfective
to report another's wrongdoing
па́риться [pá-ree-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to take a steam bath, to sweat; (slang) to worry
пла́кать [plá-kat'] Verb , imperfective
to cry, to weep
е́хать [yé-hat'] Verb , imperfective
to drive, to ride, to go (by vehicle)
дружи́ть [dru-zhéet'] Verb , imperfective
to be friends
ворча́ть [var-chát'] Verb , imperfective
to grumble, to growl, to grouse, to snarl
де́лать [dyé-lat'] Verb , imperfective
to do, to make
иска́ть [ees-kát'] Verb , imperfective
to look for, to search, to seek
прогу́ливаться [pra-gú-lee-va-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to walk, to stroll, to go for a walk/a stroll
удава́ться [u-da-vá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be successful, to turn out well, to manage to do something
уха́живать [u-há-zhee-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to court, to pay court to, to woo; to look after, to take care of, to nurse
учи́ться [u-chée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to study, to learn
пререка́ться [pree-ree-ká-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to argue, to wrangle, to bicker
лете́ть [lee-tyét'] Verb , imperfective
тащи́ть [ta-schéet'] Verb , imperfective
to drag, to lug, to pull, to carry
мечта́ть [meech-tát'] Verb , imperfective
to dream (of)
забыва́ть [za-by-vát'] Verb , imperfective
to forget
слыть [slyt'] Verb , imperfective
to have the reputation for, to be said / reputed / known