Russian perfective verbs

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

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раздобы́ть [raz-da-být'] Verb , perfective
to get, to obtain
отде́латься [at-dyé-la-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get rid of, to throw off, to shake off
устака́ниться [us-ta-ká-nee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to settle down (slang)
постри́чься [past-réech'-sya] Verb , perfective
to get a haircut
вы́глянуть [vý-glee-nut'] Verb , perfective
to look out; to peep out, to appear
покорми́ть [pa-kar-méet'] Verb , perfective
промо́кнуть [pra-mók-nut'] Verb , perfective
to let water through, to get wet / soaked
одолжи́ть [a-dal-zhéet'] Verb , perfective
призна́ться [pree-zná-tsa] Verb , perfective
to confess, to admit
наду́ть [na-dút'] Verb , perfective
to inflate; (slang) to fool, to trick, to cheat
накра́ситься [na-krá-see-tsa] Verb , perfective
to make up one's face
испуга́ться [ees-pu-gá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get scared, to get frightened
расплати́ться [ras-pla-tée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to pay, to pay off, to settle accounts
рассла́биться [ras-lá-bee-tsa] Verb , perfective
постира́ть [pas-tee-rát'] Verb , perfective
to wash (clothes), to launder
пове́рить [pa-vyé-reet'] Verb , perfective
to believe, to trust
вы́ключить [výk-lyu-cheet'] Verb , perfective
to turn off, to switch off
включи́ть [fklyu-chéet'] Verb , perfective
to switch on, to turn on, to plug in; to include, to inscribe
ухитри́ться [u-heet-rée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to contrive, to manage
поду́мать [pa-dú-mat'] Verb , perfective
взять [vzyat'] Verb , perfective
зако́нчить [za-kón-cheet'] Verb , perfective
to finish, to complete
пригласи́ть [preeg-la-séet'] Verb , perfective
опозда́ть [a-paz-dát'] Verb , perfective
заткну́ться [zatk-nú-tsa] Verb , perfective
утоми́ть [u-ta-méet'] Verb , perfective
to bore, to tire
припоздни́ться [pree-pazd-nee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to be (a bit) late
заброни́ровать [za-bra-née-ra-vat'] Verb , perfective
to book, to reserve
доста́ть [das-tát'] Verb , perfective
to reach, to touch; to take out; to get; (slang) to bring somebody to a very irritated state

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