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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доста́ть [das-tát'] Verb , perfective
to reach, to touch; to take out; to get; (slang) to bring somebody to a very irritated state
пропылесо́сить [pra-py-lee-só-seet'] Verb , perfective
to vacuum
сговори́ться [sga-va-rée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to agree to do something, to conspire, to plot
оплоша́ть [ap-la-shát'] Verb , perfective
to make a mistake, to fail, to blunder
подари́ть [pa-da-réet'] Verb , perfective
to give, to make a present
отпра́здновать [at-prázd-na-vat'] Verb , perfective
успоко́иться [us-pa-kó-ee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to calm down
заблуди́ться [za-blu-dée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get lost, to lose one's way, to go astray
сложи́ть [sla-zhéet'] Verb , perfective
to add up, to sum up; to fold; to pack, to stack up; to put together
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

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