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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сте́пень [styé-pyen'] Noun
degree, extent

Related words and phrases

поступа́ться [pas-tu-pá-tsa] Verb
to renounce, to give up, to forgo, to waive
зря [zrya] Adverb
in vain, to no purpose, (all) for nothing
плаче́вный [pla-chyév-nyî ] Adjective
sad, deplorable, pitiable, lamentable, mournful
тарато́рить [ta-ra-tó-reet'] Verb
to talk very fast, to gabble

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