Most common Russian words

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суме́ть [su-myét'] Verb , perfective
to be able, to manage, to succeed
смочь [smoch'] Verb , perfective
to be able to
мочь [moch] Verb , imperfective
to be able, can
есть [yest'] Verb , imperfective
to eat
да [da] Particle , can be also an interjection with the meaning "and" or "but"
yes; sometimes used to amplify what was said (without "yes" meaning)
нет [nyet] Particle
дава́ть [da-vát'] Verb , imperfective
to give
дать [dat'] Verb , perfective
to give
рабо́та [ra-bó-ta] Noun , feminine
work, job
де́лать [dyé-lat'] Verb , imperfective
to do, to make
всегда́ [vseeg-dá] Adverb
челове́к [chee-la-vyék] Noun , masculine
person, man, human being, individual
друг [druk] Noun , masculine
шту́ка [shtú-ka] Noun , feminine
thing, piece, item
жизнь [zheezn'] Noun , feminine
де́ло [dyé-la] Noun , neuter
matter, duty, concern, business, case, situation, act, deed
когда́ [kag-dá] Adverb , or conjunction
быть [byt'] Verb , imperfective
to be
большо́й [bal'-shóî] Adjective
big, large
ма́ло [má-la] Adverb
little, not enough, not much
мно́го [mnó-ga] Adverb
many, much, a lot, plenty
шути́ть [shu-téet'] Verb , imperfective
to joke
нра́виться [nrá-vee-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to be liked
хоте́ть [ha-tyét'] Verb , imperfective
to want
го́род [górat] Noun , masculine
city, town
у́лица [ú-lee-tsa] Noun , feminine

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