Russian word of the day: Ждать

Dec 09, 2019

How to say 

"To wait" in Russian



Verb , imperfective

Perfective - подожда́ть (see below)

to wait


  • Я бу́ду ждать твоего́ звонка́.

    ya bú-du zhdat' tva-ee-vó zvan-ká

    I'll be waiting for your call.

  • Мы ждём, когда́ зако́нчится дождь.

    my zhdyom, kag-dá za-kón-chee-tsa dozhd'

    We are waiting for the rain to end.

The perfective aspect

подожда́ть [pa-da-zhdát'] Verb
to wait

  • Подожди́ меня́ здесь.

    pa-da-zhdée mee-nyá zdyes'

    Wait for me here.

  • Почему́ вы меня́ не подожда́ли?

    pa-chee-mú vy mee-nyá nye pa-da-zhdá-lee

    Why didn’t you wait for me?

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