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.

дразни́ть [draz-néet'] Verb , imperfective
to tease, to mock
ошиба́ться [a-shee-bá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be mistaken, to make mistakes
пры́гать [prý-gat'] Verb , imperfective
to jump, to hop, to bounce
покупа́ть [pa-ku-pát'] Verb , imperfective
to buy, to purchase
зарази́ться [za-ra-zée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to catch an illness, to become infected
бежа́ть [bee-zhát'] Verb , imperfective , unidirectional
to run, to be running
сказа́ть [ska-zát'] Verb , perfective
to say, to tell
ревнова́ть [reev-na-vát'] Verb , imperfective
to be jealous
роди́ться [ra-dée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to be born
свари́ть [sva-réet'] Verb , perfective
to cook by boiling
прома́зать [pra-má-zat'] Verb , perfective
to miss (the mark)
проспа́ть [pra-spat'] Verb , perfective
to sleep (for some time); to oversleep, to miss (by sleeping)
разу́ться [ra-zú-tsa] Verb , perfective
to take off one's shoes
обу́ться [a-bú-tsa] Verb , perfective
to put on one's shoes
говори́ть [ga-va-réet'] Verb , imperfective
to talk, to speak
скача́ть [ska-chát'] Verb , perfective
to download (colloquial)
чита́ть [chee-tát'] Verb , imperfective
to read
расша́рить [ras-shá-reet'] Verb , perfective
to share (computer slang)

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