Russian word of the day: Есть

Oct 29, 2019

How to say 

"To eat" in Russian



Verb , imperfective

Perfective - пое́сть, съесть (see below)

to eat


  • Ты голо́дный? Есть хо́чешь?

    ty ga-lód-nyî? yest' hó-cheesh'?

    Are you hungry? Do you want to eat?

  • Я сего́дня ещё ничего́ не ела.

    ya see-vód-nya ye-schyó nee-chee-vó nye yé-la

    I haven’t eaten anything yet today.

The perfective aspect

съесть [s-yest'] Verb
to eat (up)

  • Мо́жно съесть твой десе́рт?

    mózh-na s-yest' tvóî dee-syért

    Can I eat your dessert?

  • Он съел три по́рции моро́женого!

    on s-yel tree pór-tsee-ee ma-ró-zhee-na-va

    He ate three potions of ice cream!

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