Russian word of the day: Нравиться

Jul 20, 2017

How to say 

"Like" in Russian

нра́виться

nrá-vee-tsa

Verb , imperfective

Perfective - понра́виться (see below)

to be liked

Examples

  • Ты мне нра́вишься.

    ty mnye nrá-veesh-sya

    I like you.

  • Она́ нра́вилась ему́ ещё со шко́лы.

    a-ná nrá-vee-las' ye-mú ee-schyó sa shkó-ly

    He liked her since school.

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The perfective aspect

понра́виться [pan-rá-vee-tsa] Verb
to get liked

  • Он ей понра́вился с пе́рвого взгля́да.

    on yei pan-rá-veel-sya pyér-va-va vzglyá-da

    She liked him at first sight.

  • Мне здесь не понра́вилось.

    mnye zdyes' nye pan-rá-vee-las'

    I did not like it here.

Additional examples

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

  • Ей нра́вится е́здить верхо́м.

    yeî nrá-vee-tsa yéz-deet' veer-hóm

    She likes horse riding.

  • Как тебе́ э́та ю́бка, нра́вится?

    kak tee-byé é-ta yúp-ka, nrá-vee-tsa

    How about this skirt, do you like it?

  • Я обеща́ю, тебе́ так понра́вится, что не захо́чется уходи́ть.

    ya a-bee-schá-yu, tee-byé tak pan-rá-vee-tsa, chto nye za-hó-chee-tsa u-ha-déet'

    I promise, you will like it so much that you won't feel like leaving.

  • Не нра́вится - уходи́, я тебя́ сюда́ не тащи́ла, ты сама́ пришла́.

    nye nrá-vee-tsa - u-ha-dée, ya tee-byá syu-dá nye ta-schée-la, ty sa-má preesh-lá

    You don't like it - you can leave, I did not drag you here, you came yourself.

  • Мне здесь не понра́вилось.

    mnye zdyes' nye pan-rá-vee-las'

    I did not like it here.

  • Е́сли вам понра́вилось обслу́живание, вы мо́жете оста́вить чаевы́е в разме́ре от 5 до 15% от су́ммы счёта.

    yés-lee vam pa-nrá-vee-las' abs-lú-zhee-va-nee-ye, by mó-zhee-tye as-tá-veet' cha-ee-vý-ye v raz-myé-rye at pya-tée da peet-ná-tsa-tee pra-tsén-taf at súm-my schyó-ta

    If you liked the service, you can leave a tip of 5 to 15% of the total bill.

  • Э́тот обы́чай так понра́вился горожа́нам, что они́ ста́ли устана́вливать ёлки в свои́х дома́х.

    é-tat a-bý-chaî tak pan-rá-veel-sya ga-ra-zhá-nam, chto a-née stá-lee us-ta-náv-lee-vat' yól-kee v sva-éeh da-máh

    The townspeople liked this custom so much that they began to install Christmas trees in their homes.

  • Он ей понра́вился с пе́рвого взгля́да.

    on yei pan-rá-veel-sya pyér-va-va vzglyá-da

    She liked him at first sight.

Useful information

"Нравиться" is a reflexive verb. It means that if you want to say "I like" in Russian, you actually need to say "(it is / you are) liked by me". It might seem odd for an English speaker, but with some practice you'll be able to master it quickly. Use our examples and the links below for additional practice.

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Related words and phrases

мно́го [mnó-ga] Adverb
many, much, a lot, plenty
ма́ло [má-la] Adverb
little, not enough, not much
нет [nyet] Particle
no
дава́ть [da-vát'] Verb
to give
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