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

отстава́ть [at-sta-vát'] Verb , imperfective
to lag behind, to be behind
насма́рку [nas-már-ku] , used only in combinations
with no positive outcome, ~go down the drain
дразни́ть [draz-néet'] Verb , imperfective
to tease, to mock
обрусе́ть [ab-ru-syét'] Verb , perfective
become russified / russianized

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