Russian word of the day: Уметь

Nov 26, 2019



Verb , imperfective

Perfective - суме́ть

can, to be able, to know how


  • Мой брат уме́ет игра́ть на гита́ре и фортепиа́но.

    moî brat u-myé-eet ig-rát' na gee-tá-rye ee for-tep'-ya-no

    My brother can play the guitar and piano.

  • Она́ совсе́м не уме́ет води́ть маши́ну.

    a-ná saf-syém nye u-myé-eet va-déét' ma-shée-nu

    She does not know how to drive a car.

Related words and phrases

мужчи́на [mu-schée-na] Noun
man, male
ду́мать [dú-mat'] Verb
to think
мир [meer] Noun
world; peace
слу́шать [slú-shat'] Verb
to listen, to hear
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