Russian words for beginners

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наде́жда [na-dyézh-da] Noun , feminine
подожда́ть [pa-da-zhdát'] Verb , perfective
to wait
дере́вня [dee-ryév-nya] Noun , feminine
знать [znat'] Verb , imperfective
to know
жить [zheet'] Verb , imperfective
to live
пое́сть [pa-yest'] Verb , perfective
to eat; to have a bite / snack, to take some food
ждать [zhdat'] Verb , imperfective
to wait
уме́ть [u-myét'] Verb , imperfective
can, to be able, to know how
закры́то [za-krý-ta] Adverb
су́мка [súm-ka] Noun , feminine
слу́шать [slú-shat'] Verb , imperfective
to listen, to hear
ка́ждый [kázh-dyî] Adjective
every, each
после́дний [pas-lyéd-neeî] Adjective
last, ultimate, final
ви́деть [vée-deet'] Verb , imperfective
to see
пе́рвый [pyér-vyî] Numeral
сам [sam] Pronoun , f. сама́, n. само́
oneself, (my/your/him/her/it)self
лежа́ть [lee-zhát'] Verb , imperfective
to lie (position), to be somewhere (about inanimate objects)
брать [brat'] Verb , imperfective
to take
де́ти [dyé-tee] Noun , plural , singular - дитя́ (rarely used), ребёнок
children, kids
молодо́й [ma-la-dóî] Adjective
поду́мать [pa-dú-mat'] Verb , perfective
to think
широ́кий [shee-ró-keeî] Adjective
wide, broad
взять [vzyat'] Verb , perfective
to take
огро́мный [ag-róm-nyî] Adjective
huge, vast, enormous, tremendous
пить [peet'] Verb , imperfective
to drink
ра́зный [ráz-nyî] Adjective
different, various, diverse
зако́нчить [za-kón-cheet'] Verb , perfective
to finish, to complete
ру́сский [rús-keeî] Adjective
дать [dat'] Verb , perfective
to give
сложи́ть [sla-zhéet'] Verb , perfective
to add up, to sum up; to fold; to pack, to stack up; to put together

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