Russian word of the day: Радоваться

May 20, 2017

How to say 

"To rejoice" in Russian



Verb , imperfective

Perfective - пора́доваться, обра́доваться

to be happy, to rejoice


  • Вся семья́ ра́довалась его́ прие́зду.

    vsya seem'-ya rá-da-va-las' ee-vó pree-yéz-du

    The whole family was happy about his arrival.

  • Чему́ ты ра́дуешься?

    chee-mú ty rá-du-eesh-sya

    What are you so happy about?

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