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.

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.

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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.

  • Он всегда́ нра́вился же́нщинам.

    on vseeg-dá nrá-veel-sya zhén-schee-nam

    He was always liked by women.

  • Как тебе́ э́та ю́бка, нра́вится?

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

    How about this skirt, do you like it?

  • Мне о́чень нра́вится э́тот костю́м, но цена́ у него́ запреде́льная.

    mnye ó-cheen' nrá-vee-tsa é-tat kas-tyúm, no tse-ná u nee-vó za-pree-dyél'-na-ya

    I really like this suit, but its price is exorbitant.

  • Он ей понра́вился с пе́рвого взгля́да.

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

    She liked him at first sight.

  • 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.

  • Мне здесь не понра́вилось.

    mnye zdyes' nye pan-rá-vee-las'

    I did not like it here.

  • 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.

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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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де́лать [dyé-lat'] Verb
to do, to make
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to joke
мно́го [mnó-ga] Adverb
many, much, a lot, plenty
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)
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