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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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
тарато́рить [ta-ra-tó-reet'] Verb , imperfective
to talk very fast, to gabble
расплати́ться [ras-pla-tée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to pay, to pay off, to settle accounts
волнова́ться [val-na-vá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to worry, to be worried, to be nervous, to be agitated
рассла́биться [ras-lá-bee-tsa] Verb , perfective
пережива́ть [pee-ree-zhee-vát'] Verb , imperfective
to worry, to be upset, to take hard; to experience, to go through, to undergo, to suffer
постира́ть [pas-tee-rát'] Verb , perfective
to wash (clothes), to launder
выключа́ть [vy-klyu-chát'] Verb , imperfective
to switch off, to turn off
обнима́ться [ab-nee-má-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to hug one another, to embrace
наряжа́ться [na-ree-zhá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
включа́ть [fklyu-chát'] Verb , imperfective
to turn on, to switch on; to include

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