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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разбуди́ть [raz-bu-déet'] Verb , perfective
to wake somebody up
расстро́иться [ra-stró-ee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get upset; to be out of tune (about musical instruments); to fall to the ground (about plans)
собра́ться [sab-rá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get ready; to get together
написа́ть [na-pee-sát'] Verb , perfective
спра́виться [sprá-vaa-tsa] Verb , perfective
to manage, to cope, to handle, to deal
обалде́ть [a-bal-dyét'] Verb , perfective
(informal) to go out of one's mind, to lose one's wits; to be stunned; to get shocked
суме́ть [su-myét'] Verb , perfective
to be able, to manage, to succeed
подожда́ть [pa-da-zhdát'] Verb , perfective
смочь [smoch'] Verb , perfective
искупа́ться [ees-ku-pá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to take a bath, to have a swim
оказа́ться [a-ka-zá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to find oneself; to turn out (to be), to be found; to prove to be
пое́сть [pa-yest'] Verb , perfective
to eat; to have a bite / snack, to take some food
узна́ть [uz-nát'] Verb , perfective
to learn, to get to know, find out; to recognize
растеря́ться [ras-tee-ryá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get lost / confused / puzzled, to lose one's head
съесть [s-yest'] Verb , perfective
to eat (up)
посове́товать [pa-sa-vyé-ta-vat'] Verb , perfective
to advise, to counsel, to recommend, to suggest
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

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