Russian word of the day: Полюбить

Jul 26, 2017



Verb , perfective

Imperfective - люби́ть (see below)

to fall in love, to grow fond of, to come to like


  • Его́ невозмо́жно не полюби́ть.

    ee-vó nee-vaz-mózh-na nye pa-lyu-béet'

    It is impossible not to fall in love with him.

  • Они́ встре́тились и полюби́ли друг дру́га в университе́те.

    a-nee fstryé-tee-lees' ee pa-lyu-bée-lee druk drú-ga v u-nee-veer-see-tyé-tye

    They met and fell in love with each other at the university.


The imperfective aspect

люби́ть [lyu-béet'] Verb
to love

  • Я тебя́ люблю́.

    ya tee-býa lyub-lyú

    I love you.

  • Он люби́л её со шко́лы.

    on lyu-béel ye-yó sa shkó-ly

    He loved her from school.

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Same stem words

люби́тель [lyu-bée-tyel'] Noun
amateur, dilettante; lover, fan
влюбля́ться [vlyu-blyá-tsa] Verb
to fall in love
влюби́ться [vlyu-bée-tsa] Verb
to fall in love
любо́вь [lyu-bóf'] Noun

Related words and phrases

коке́тничать [ka-kyét-nee-cheet'] Verb
to coquet, to flirt
новобра́чные [na-va-brách-ny-ye] Noun
newly-weds, newly-married
обруча́льное кольцо́ [ab-ru-chál'na-ye kal'-tsó] Phrase
wedding ring
флиртова́ть [fleer-ta-vát'] Verb
to flirt
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