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

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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.

Additional examples

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

  • 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.

  • По дре́внему обы́чаю хлеб-соль подноси́ли дороги́м гостя́м в знак глубо́кого уваже́ния.

    pa dryév-nee-mu a-bý-cha-yu hlep-sol' pad-na-sée-lee da-ra-géem gas-tyám v znak glu-bó-ka-va u-va-zhé-nee ya

    According to the ancient custom, bread and salt were offered to dear guests as a sign of deep respect.

  • У меня́ друг сего́дня же́нится.

    u mee-nyá druk see-vód-nya zhé-nee-tsa

    My friend is getting married today.

  • Узна́ть, говори́т челове́к пра́вду и́ли врёт, мо́жно по движе́ниям его́ глаз.

    uz-nát', ga-va-réet chee-la-vyék práv-du ée-lee vryot, mózh-na pa dvee-zhé-nee-yam ye-vó glas

    You can find out whether a person is telling the truth or is lying by the movements of his eyes.

  • Вы чу́вствуете головокруже́ние?

    vy chúst-vu-ee-tye ga-la-va-kru-zhé-nee-ye

    Do you feel dizzy?

  • Они́ пожени́лись на про́шлой неде́ле.

    a-née pa-zhee-née-lees' na prósh-laî nee-dyé-lye

    They got married last week.

  • Ты до́лжен знать табли́цу умноже́ния наизу́сть.

    ty dól-zhen znat' tab-lée-tsu um-na-zhé-nee-ya na-ee-zúst'

    You must know the multiplication table by heart.

  • Представля́ю вам моего́ жениха́.

    pryed-stav-lyá-yu vam ma-ee-vó zhe-nee-há

    I present to you my fiancé.

  • На япо́нском о́строве произошло́ изверже́ние вулка́на.

    na ya-póns-kam óst-ra-vye pra-ee-zash-lo eez-veer-zhé-nee-ye vul-ká-na

    On the Japanese island there was a volcanic eruption.

  • 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

пожени́ться [pa-zhee-née-tsa] Verb
to get married
муж [muzh] Noun
husband
жена́ [zhee-ná] Noun
wife
любо́вь [lyu-bóf'] Noun
love
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