Russian verbs

Learn Russian verbs from our series “Russian Word of the Day“. Every word comes with an image, two examples and audio.

Find multiple Russian verbs conjugated with examples and audio on Everyday Russian.

я́бедничать [ya-beed-nee-cheet'] Verb , imperfective
to report another's wrongdoing
остепени́ться [as-tee-pee-née-tsa] Verb , perfective
to settle / steady down, to become staid / respectable, to sober down
па́риться [pá-ree-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to take a steam bath, to sweat; (slang) to worry
объясни́ться [ab-yee-snée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to explain yourself, to have it out with somebody
пла́кать [plá-kat'] Verb , imperfective
to cry, to weep
е́хать [yé-hat'] Verb , imperfective
to drive, to ride, to go (by vehicle)
сдуре́ть [sdu-ryét'] Verb , perfective
to become a fool, to go crazy (slang)
дружи́ть [dru-zhéet'] Verb , imperfective
to be friends
ворча́ть [var-chát'] Verb , imperfective
to grumble, to growl, to grouse, to snarl
де́лать [dyé-lat'] Verb , imperfective
to do, to make
иска́ть [ees-kát'] Verb , imperfective
to look for, to search, to seek
потеря́ться [pa-tee-ryá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get lost
уво́лить [u-vó-leet'] Verb , perfective
to discharge, to dismiss, to fire
прогу́ливаться [pra-gú-lee-va-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to walk, to stroll, to go for a walk/a stroll
удава́ться [u-da-vá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be successful, to turn out well, to manage to do something
уха́живать [u-há-zhee-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to court, to pay court to, to woo; to look after, to take care of, to nurse
потеря́ть [pa-tee-ryát'] Verb , perfective
to lose (something)
учи́ться [u-chée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to study, to learn