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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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
остепени́ться [as-tee-pee-née-tsa] Verb , perfective
to settle / steady down, to become staid / respectable, to sober down
объясни́ться [ab-yee-snée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to explain yourself, to have it out with somebody
сдуре́ть [sdu-ryét'] Verb , perfective
to become a fool, to go crazy (slang)
потеря́ться [pa-tee-ryá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get lost
уво́лить [u-vó-leet'] Verb , perfective
to discharge, to dismiss, to fire
потеря́ть [pa-tee-ryát'] Verb , perfective
to lose (something)

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