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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загора́ть [za-ga-rát'] Verb , imperfective
устака́ниться [us-ta-ká-nee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to settle down (slang)
слу́шать [slú-shat'] Verb , imperfective
to listen, to hear
счита́ть [schee-tát'] Verb , imperfective
to count, to compute, to reckon; to consider, to think
ви́деть [vée-deet'] Verb , imperfective
ненави́деть [nee-na-vée-deet'] Verb , imperfective
to hate, to loathe
постри́чься [past-réech'-sya] Verb , perfective
to get a haircut
вы́глянуть [vý-glee-nut'] Verb , perfective
to look out; to peep out, to appear
красне́ть [kras-nyét'] Verb , imperfective
to blush, to flush, to redden
путеше́ствовать [pu-tee-shést-va-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to travel
туши́ть [tu-shéet'] Verb , imperfective
(about a fire) to put out, to extinguish; (cooking) to braise, to stew
спи́сывать [spée-sy-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to copy off, to crib
покорми́ть [pa-kar-méet'] Verb , perfective
промо́кнуть [pra-mók-nut'] Verb , perfective
to let water through, to get wet / soaked
одолжи́ть [a-dal-zhéet'] Verb , perfective
боя́ться [ba-yá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be afraid, to fear, to dread
призна́ться [pree-zná-tsa] Verb , perfective
to confess, to admit
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
приземля́ться [pree-zeem-lyá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to land, to touch down
смерка́ться [smeer-ká-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to grow dusky
чо́каться [chó-ka-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to clink (glasses)
цвести́ [tsvees-tée] Verb , imperfective
to bloom, to blossom
выздора́вливать [vy-zda-ráv-lee-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to recover, to get well, to recuperate
лежа́ть [lee-zhát'] Verb , imperfective
to lie (position), to be somewhere (about inanimate objects)
испуга́ться [ees-pu-gá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get scared, to get frightened
печь [pyech'] Verb , imperfective
to bake
суши́ться [su-shée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to dry up (to be in the process of drying up)
прихора́шиваться [pree-ha-rá-shee-va-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to smarten oneself up, to spruce up

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