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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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
to think
взять [vzyat'] Verb , perfective
to take
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
пропылесо́сить [pra-py-lee-só-seet'] Verb , perfective
сговори́ться [sga-va-rée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to agree to do something, to conspire, to plot

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