Russian word of the day: Смочь

Jan 14, 2020



Verb , perfective

Imperfective - мочь (see below)

to be able to


  • Он сказа́л, что не смо́жет прийти́.

    on ska-zál, chto nye smó-zheet preeî-tée

    He said that he won't be able to come.

  • Она́ не смогла́ меня́ убеди́ть.

    a-ná nye smag-lá mee-nyá u-bee-déet'

    She could not convince me.

The imperfective aspect

мочь [moch] Verb
to be able, can

  • Ты мог бы меня́ встре́тить в аэропорту́?

    ty mok by mee-nyá fstryé-teet' v a-e-ra-par-tú

    Could you meet me at the airport?

  • Мы сде́лали всё, что могли́, что́бы разреши́ть ситуа́цию.

    my sdyé-la-lee fsyó, chto mag-lée, chtó-by raz-ree-shéet' see-tu-á-tsee-yu

    We did everything we could to resolve the situation.

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