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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рабо́тать [ra-bó-tat'] Verb , imperfective
to work
хохота́ть [ha-ha-tát'] Verb , imperfective
to laugh loudly, to guffaw
бе́гать [byé-gat'] Verb , imperfective
ходи́ть [ha-déet'] Verb , imperfective
to walk, to go
весели́ться [vee-see-lée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to enjoy oneself, to have fun (a good time)
е́здить [yéz-deet'] Verb , imperfective
to go (by vehicle), to drive, to ride
лета́ть [lee-tát'] Verb , imperfective
заи́грывать [za-éeg-ry-vat'] Verb , imperfective
быть [byt'] Verb , imperfective
ссо́риться [ssó-ree-tsa] Verb , imperfective
идти [eed-tée] Noun , imperfective
to go, to walk
плыть [plyt'] Verb , imperfective
to swim, to float, to sail
переезжа́ть [pye-rye-yez-zhát'] Verb , imperfective
to move, to relocate
врать [vrat'] Verb , imperfective
ду́ться [dú-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to sulk , to pout
угоща́ть [u-ga-schát'] Verb , imperfective
to treat (to), to stand a treat
кише́ть [kee-shét'] Verb , imperfective
to throng, to teem, to swarm, to crawl with
вре́дничать [vryéd-nee-chat'] Verb , imperfective
to act in spite, contrary to somebody's interests or desires