Russian word of the day: Остепениться

Apr 14, 2018

остепени́ться

as-tee-pee-née-tsa

Verb , perfective

to settle / steady down, to become staid / respectable, to sober down

Examples

  • Пора́ тебе́, Ди́ма, остепени́ться!

    pa-rá tee-byé, Dée-ma, as-tee-pee-née-tsa

    It's time for you, Dima, to settle down!

  • Он остепени́лся и реши́л жени́ться.

    on as-tee-pee-néel-sya ee ree-shéel zhee-née-tsa

    He settled down and decided to get married.

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degree, extent
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Related words and phrases

зано́за [za-nó-za] Noun
splinter; (about a person) pain in the neck, nag
вя́нуть [vyá-nut'] Verb
to wither, to fade
замахну́ться [za-mah-nú-tsa] Verb
to make to hit, to lift one's arm (against); to prepare for something difficult
сожра́ть [sazh-rát'] Verb
to gobble up, to eat greedily

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