Russian word of the day: Целоваться

Feb 04, 2019

целова́ться

tse-la-vá-tsa

Verb , imperfective

Perfective - поцелова́ться

to kiss (one another)

Examples

  • Они́ целова́лись, не обраща́я внима́ния на дождь.

    a-née tse-la-vá-lees', nye ab-ra-schá-ya vnee-má-nee-ya na dozhd'

    They were kissing and not paying attention to the rain.

  • В Росси́и при́нято целова́ться при встре́че то́лько с бли́зкими друзья́ми и чле́нами семьи́.

    v ras-sée-ee prée-nya-ta tse-la-vá-tsa pree fstryé-chye tól'-ka c bléez-kee-mee druz'-yá-mee ee chlyé-na-mee seem'-ee

    In Russia, it is customary to kiss only when meeting close friends and family members.

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Related words and phrases

стро́ить гла́зки [stró-eet' glás-kee] Phrase
to make eyes, to flirt
жени́ться [zhee-née-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get married
любо́вь [lyu-bóf'] Noun , feminine
love
го́рько [gór'-ka] Adverb
bitterly; the exclamation of the guests at the wedding table calling for the newlyweds to kiss

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