Russian word of the day: Жениться

Oct 02, 2018

How to say 

"Get married" in Russian

жени́ться

zhee-née-tsa

Verb , perfective

Imperfective - жени́ться, пожени́ться

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.

Additional examples

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

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Мы реши́ли пожени́ться.

    my ree-shée-lee pa-zhee-née-tsa

    We decided to get married.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Они́ пожени́лись на про́шлой неде́ле.

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

    They got married last week.

  • Вы чу́вствуете головокруже́ние?

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

    Do you feel dizzy?

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

па́рень [pá-ryen'] Noun , masculine
guy, fellow; boyfriend
муж [muzh] Noun , masculine
husband
заи́грывать [za-éeg-ry-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to flirt
любо́вь [lyu-bóf'] Noun , feminine
love

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