Russian word of the day: Жениться

Oct 02, 2018

How to say 

"Get married" in Russian

жени́ться

zhee-née-tsa

Verb , perfective

Imperfective - жени́ться

to get married

Examples

  • Ты когда́ успе́л жени́ться?

    ty kag-dá us-pyél zhee-née-tsa

    When did you have time to get married?

  • Он жени́лся год наза́д.

    on zhee-néel-sya got na-zát

    He got married a year ago.

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Additional examples

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

  • Побо́чной реа́кцией органи́зма на лека́рство мо́жет быть головокруже́ние и тошнота́.

    pa-bóch-naî ree-ák-tsee-yeî ar-ga-néez-ma na lee-kárst-va mó-zheet byt' ga-la-va-kru-zhé-nee-ye ee tash-na-tá

    As a side effect of the drug you can feel dizziness and nausea.

  • Его́ выраже́ние лица́ говори́ло о мно́гом.

    eevó vy-ra-zhé-nee-ye lee-tsá ga-va-rée-la a mnó-gam

    His face expression told a long story.

  • Э́то выраже́ние обы́чно испо́льзуется то́лько в официа́льной перепи́ске.

    éta vy-ra-zhé-nee-ye a-bých-na ees-pól'-zu-ye-tsa tol'ka v a-fee-tsee-al'-nai pee-ree-pées-kye

    This expression is usually used only in official correspondence.

  • Мы реши́ли пожени́ться.

    my ree-shée-lee pa-zhee-née-tsa

    We decided to get married.

  • Она́ посмотре́ла на своё отраже́ние в зе́ркале и улыбну́лась ему́.

    a-ná pas-mat-ryé-la na sva-yó at-ra-zhé-nee-ye v zyér-ka-lye ee u-lyb-nú-las' ye-mú

    She looked at her reflection in the mirror and smiled at it.

  • У неё от женихо́в отбо́я нет.

    u nee-yó at zhe-nee-hóf at-bó-ya nyet

    She has a lot of admirers.

  • Ты собира́ешься сде́лать ей предложе́ние?

    ty sa-bee-rá-eesh-sya sdyé-lat' yeî preed-la-zhé-nee-ye

    Are you going to propose to her?

  • Он остепени́лся и реши́л жени́ться.

    on as-tee-pee-néel-sya ee ree-shéel zhee-née-tsa

    He settled down and decided to get married.

Useful information

In Russian, "жениться" is used when talking about men or couples. When talking about women, you should use "выйти замуж".

"Жениться" is a perfective and imperfective verb at the same time. It's more often used as perfective. Example of this verb as imperfective:

- Они́ жени́лись под откры́тым не́бом.
- They were getting married under an open sky.

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Same stem words

же́нщина [zhén-schee-na] Noun
woman
жени́х [zhe-néeh] Noun
fiance, bridegroom, suiter, admirer
пожени́ться [pa-zhee-née-tsa] Verb
to get married
жена́ [zhee-ná] Noun
wife
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Related words and phrases

полюби́ть [pa-lyu-béet'] Verb
to fall in love, to grow fond of, to come to like
холостя́к [ha-las-tyák] Noun
bachelor, single man
поцелу́й [pa-tsee-lúî] Noun
kiss
медо́вый ме́сяц [mee-dó-vyî myé-syats] Phrase
honeymoon
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