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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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
узна́ть [uz-nát'] Verb , perfective
to learn, to get to know, find out; to recognize
уме́ть [u-myét'] Verb , imperfective
can, to be able, to know how
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
ока́зываться [a-ká-zy-va-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to turn out, to be found, to prove to be; to find oneself, to fall within
купа́ться [ku-pá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to take a bath, to bathe, to have a swim, to have a dip
по́лзать [pól-zat'] Verb , imperfective
to crawl
сове́товать [sa-vyé-ta-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to advise, to counsel, to recommend, to suggest
слы́шать [slý-shat'] Verb , imperfective
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
закругля́ться [za-kru-glyá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to round off, to curve; (slang) to wrap it up, to call it a day
бри́ться [brée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to shave (oneself), to get a shave
загора́ть [za-ga-rát'] Verb , imperfective

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