Russian word of the day: Есть

Oct 29, 2019

How to say 

"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)
пое́сть [pa-yest'] Verb
to eat; to have a bite / snack, to take some food

  • 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!

  • Ты уже́ пое́л?

    ty u-zhé pa-yél

    Have you eaten yet?

  • Что у нас есть пое́сть?

    chto u nas yest'pa-yést'

    What do we have to eat?

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у́жинать [ú-zhee-nat'] Verb
to take / have supper
за́втрак [záft-rak] Noun
зубна́я па́ста [zub-ná-ya pás-ta] Phrase
обе́дать [a-byé-dat'] Verb
to have dinner / lunch, to dine
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