Intermediate vocabulary

Intermediate Russian vocabulary from our series “Russian Word of the Day“. Subscribe and learn a new Russian word or phrase daily!

наизу́сть [na-ee-zúst'] Adverb
вверх ногами [vyerh na-gá-mee] Phrase
upside down, head over heels
угоща́ть [u-ga-schát'] Verb imperfective
to treat (to), to stand a treat
согре́ться [sag-ryé-tsa] Verb perfective
про́пуск [pró-pusk] Noun masculine
гре́ться [gryé-tsa] Verb imperfective
to warm / to heat oneself
вы́терпеть [vý-teer-pyét'] Verb perfective
to endure, to bear; to undergo, to suffer
замёрзнуть [za-myórz-nut'] Verb perfective
to freeze, to congeal, to become frozen
мёрзнуть [myórz-nut'] Verb imperfective
to freeze, to be cold
взя́тка [vzyát-ka] Noun feminine
зева́ть [zee-vát'] Verb imperfective
to yawn; to gawk / gape
успева́ть [us-pee-vát'] Verb imperfective
to have time to do something, to manage to do something
слу́чай [slú-chai] Noun masculine
case, occasion, chance, event
потерпе́ть [pa-teer-pyét'] Verb perfective
to be patient, to tolerate, to suffer
кошма́р [kash-már] Noun masculine
двойня́шка [dvai-nyásh-ka] Noun feminine
та́пки [táp-kee] Noun plural
home shoes, slippers
объясня́ть [ab-ee-snyát'] Verb imperfective
помаха́ть [pa-ma-hát'] Verb perfective
терпе́ть [teer-pyét'] Verb imperfective
to endure, to tolerate, to bear, to stand
уста́виться [us-tá-vee-tsa] Verb perfective
to stare, to fix one's eyes
наруша́ть [na-ru-shát'] Verb imperfective
to infringe, to violate, to break, to disrupt, to impair
нару́шить [na-rú-sheet'] Verb perfective
to break, to infringe, to violate
стара́ться [sta-rá-tsa] Verb imperfective
to try, to seek, to endeavour
угоща́ться [u-ga-schá-tsa] Verb
to treat oneself, to help oneself
сокро́вище [sak-ró-vee-sche] Noun
treasure, riches; darling
поплати́ться [pa-pla-tée-tsa] Verb
to pay for something one has done
подави́ться [pa-da-vée-tsa] Verb perfective
годи́ться [ga-dée-tsa] Verb imperfective
to suit (for purpose), to be of use (to)
спеши́ть [spee-shéet'] Verb imperfective
to be in a hurry, to hasten
понра́виться [pan-rá-vee-tsa] Verb perfective
по́ровну [pó-rav-nu]
equally, in equal parts
посту́пок [pas-tú-pak] Noun masculine
act, deed, action
кривля́ться [kree-vlyá-tsa] Verb imperfective
to grimace, to make faces
договори́ться [da-ga-va-rée-tsa] Verb perfective
to reach an agreement, to agree
заня́ть [za-nyát'] Verb perfective
to occupy; to borrow
прийти́сь [preei-tées'] Verb perfective
to suit, to fit, to fall on, to happen
издева́ться [eez-dye-vát'-sya] Verb imperfective
to jeer, to scoff, to mock, to bully, to taunt
сомнева́ться [sam-nee-vá-tsa] Verb imperfective
to doubt, to have one's doubts
пригоди́ться [pree-ga-dée-tsa] Verb perfective
prove useful, come in handy, be of use
занима́ть [za-nee-mát'] Verb imperfective
to occupy, to take up; to borrow
ми́мо [mée-ma] Preposition
past, by; wide of the mark
получа́ться [pa-lu-chá-tsa] Verb imperfective
to result, to turn out, to arrive
притворя́ться [pree-tva-ryá-tsa] Verb imperfective
to feign, to pretend, to act, to simulate
постара́ться [pas-ta-rá-tsa] Verb imperfective
to try (hard), to make an effort
случа́йно [slu-chái-na] Adverb
by chance, accidentaly
прогу́ливать [pra-gu-lee-vat'] Verb imperfective
to miss, to skip (classes or work)
па́хнуть [páh-nut'] Verb imperfective
бле́дный [blyéd-nyi] Adjective
pale, pallid, insipid, colourless
бесце́нный [byes-tsén-nyi] Adjective
наро́чно [naróchna] Adverb