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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жени́ться [zhee-née-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get married
погла́дить [pa-glá-deet'] Verb , perfective
to pat, to caress; to iron
заболе́ть [za-ba-lyét'] Verb , perfective
to get sick; to start hurting/aching
вы́играть [vý-eeg-rat'] Verb , perfective
поню́хать [pa-nyú-hat'] Verb , perfective
to smell, to sniff, to scent
помири́ться [pa-mee-rée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to make it up, to make peace, to become reconciled
зарази́ться [za-ra-zée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to catch an illness, to become infected
сказа́ть [ska-zát'] Verb , perfective
to say, to tell
роди́ться [ra-dée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to be born
свари́ть [sva-réet'] Verb , perfective
to cook by boiling
прома́зать [pra-má-zat'] Verb , perfective
to miss (the mark)
проспа́ть [pra-spat'] Verb , perfective
to sleep (for some time); to oversleep, to miss (by sleeping)
разу́ться [ra-zú-tsa] Verb , perfective
to take off one's shoes
обу́ться [a-bú-tsa] Verb , perfective
to put on one's shoes
скача́ть [ska-chát'] Verb , perfective
to download (colloquial)
расша́рить [ras-shá-reet'] Verb , perfective
to share (computer slang)
продешеви́ть [pra-dee-shee-véet'] Verb , perfective
to sell too cheap
извини́ть [eez-vee-néet'] Verb , perfective
to pardon, to excuse

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