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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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
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
взять [vzyat'] Verb , perfective
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
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

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