Russian word of the day: Думать

Sep 06, 2017

How to say 

"To think" in Russian

ду́мать

dú-mat'

Verb , imperfective

Perfective - поду́мать

to think

Examples

  • Ты в своём уме́? Ты каки́м ме́стом ду́маешь?

    ty f sva-yóm u-myé? ty ka-kéem myés-tam dú-ma-eesh?

    Are you out of your mind? Which of your parts do use for thinking?

  • Я ду́мала, что мы договори́лись, ра́зве нет?

    ya dú-ma-la, chto my da-ga-va-rée-lees', ráz-vee nyet?

    I thought we had an agreement, did not we?

Additional examples

More Russian sentences with the words that contain "дума".

  • Мы поду́мали и реши́ли оста́ться.

    my pa-dú-ma-lee ee ree-shée-lee as-tá-tsa

    We thought it over and decided to stay.

  • Ты в чём пое́дешь? - Я ду́маю, в пуховике́.

    ty v chyom pa-yé-deesh'? - ya dú-ma-yu, f pu-ha-vee-kyé

    What are you wearing for the trip? - I think, the down jacket.

  • Вот э́то да! Кто бы мог поду́мать?

    vot é-ta da! kto by mok pa-dú-mat'?

    Wow! Who would have thought?

  • Никогда́ бы не поду́мала, что тако́е мо́жет случи́ться.

    nee-kag-dá by nye pa-dú-ma-la chto ta-kó-ye mó-zhet slu-chée-tsa

    I would never have thought that this could happen.

  • Ну и ну! Никогда́ бы не поду́мала, что он спосо́бен на тако́е!

    nu ee nu! nee-kag-dá by nye pa-dú-ma-la, chto on spa-só-been na ta-kó-ye!

    Wow! I would never have thought that he was capable of this!

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поду́мать [pa-dú-mat'] Verb , perfective
to think
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Related words and phrases

встреча́ться [vstree-chá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to meet, to see, to date (somebody)
мечта́ть [meech-tát'] Verb , imperfective
to dream (of)
пить [peet'] Verb , imperfective
to drink
знако́мый [zna-kó-myi] Adjective , plural - знако́мые
known, familiar; acquaintance, friend

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