Russian word of the day: Прихорашиваться

May 15, 2019



Verb , imperfective

to smarten oneself up, to spruce up


  • В са́мом конце́ за́ла во́зле зе́ркала прихора́шивалась де́вушка.

    v sá-mam kan-tsé zá-la vóz-lye zyér-ka-la pree-ha-rá-shee-va-las' dyé-vush-ka

    At the very end of the hall near the mirror, a girl was sprucing up.

  • Она́ прихора́шивается пе́ред свида́нием.

    a-ná pree-ha-rá-shee-va-ee-tsa pyé-ryet svee-dá-nee-yem

    She is smartening herself up to go to a date.

Same stem words

хорошо́ [ha-ra-shó] Adverb
good, well

Related words and phrases

насма́рку [nas-már-ku] , used only in combinations
with no positive outcome, ~go down the drain
зря [zrya] Adverb
in vain, to no purpose, (all) for nothing
продешеви́ть [pra-dee-shee-véet'] Verb
to sell too cheap
поступа́ться [pas-tu-pá-tsa] Verb
to renounce, to give up, to forgo, to waive
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