Russian word of the day: Заболеть

Sep 09, 2018

How to say 

"To get sick" in Russian



Verb , perfective

Imperfective - боле́ть

to get sick; to start hurting/aching


  • Ма́ша не пое́хала с на́ми, она́ заболе́ла.

    má-sha nye pa-yé-ha-la s ná-mee, a-ná za-ba-lyé-la

    Masha did not go with us, she fell ill.

  • От всего́ э́того шу́ма у меня́ заболе́ла голова́.

    at vsee-vó é-ta-va shú-ma u mee-nyá za-ba-lyé-la ga-la-vá

    I got a headache from all this noise.

Additional examples

More Russian sentences with the words that contain "заболе".

  • Хо́лодно здесь, так и заболе́ть мо́жно.

    hó-lad-na zdyes', tak ee za-ba-lyét' mózh-na

    It's cold here, one can get sick like that.

Same stem words

боль [bol'] Noun , feminine
pain, ache
боле́льщик [ba-lyél'-scheek] Noun , masculine , feminine - боле́льщица
fan, supporter
боле́ть [ba-lyét'] Verb , imperfective
to be sick / ill; to hurt, to ache
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Related words and phrases

синя́к [see-nyák] Noun , masculine
головокруже́ние [ga-la-va-kru-zhé-nee-ye] Noun , neuter
giddiness, dizziness; vertigo
тошни́ть [tash-néet'] Verb , imperfective , used only in 3d person with the Genitive (меня/тебя/его тошнит)
to be/to feel sick/nauseated/nauseous
температу́ра [teem-pee-ra-tú-ra] Noun , feminine
temperature; fever

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