Russian verbs

Learn Russian verbs from our series “Russian Word of the Day“. Every word comes with an image, 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)
по́лдничать [póld-nee-chat'] Verb , imperfective
to have an afternoon snack (poldnik)
буди́ть [bu-déet'] Verb , imperfective
to wake somebody up
расстра́иваться [rast-rá-ee-va-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to get upset; to be out of tune (musical instruments); to fall apart (plans, etc.)
подсма́тривать [pat-smát-ree-vát'] Verb , imperfective
to spy, to peep
наде́яться [na-dyé-ya-tsa] Verb , imperfective
собра́ться [sab-rá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get ready; to get together
подслу́шивать [pat-slú-shee-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to eavesdrop, to overhear
спать [spat'] Verb , imperfective
to sleep, to be asleep
написа́ть [na-pee-sát'] Verb , perfective
собира́ться [sa-bee-rá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to prepare, to get ready; to be going, to be about, to intend; to gather, to assemble
вяза́ть [vee-zát'] Verb , imperfective
to knit, to crochet
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
писа́ть [pee-sát'] Verb , imperfective
суме́ть [su-myét'] Verb , perfective
to be able, to manage, to succeed
зашка́ливать [za-shká-lee-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to be off scale / too much / through the roof
подожда́ть [pa-da-zhdát'] Verb , perfective
нака́зывать [na-ká-zy-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to punish
смочь [smoch'] Verb , perfective
преодолева́ть [pree-a-da-lee-vát'] Verb , imperfective
to overcome, to overpass, to surmount, to get over
ползти́ [palz-tée] Verb , imperfective
to crawl
мочь [moch] Verb , imperfective
to be able, can
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
ждать [zhdat'] Verb , imperfective

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