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".

  • У неё от женихо́в отбо́я нет.

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

    She has a lot of admirers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Представля́ю вам моего́ жениха́.

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

    I present to you my fiancé.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Он сде́лал мне предложе́ние!

    on sdyé-lal mnye preed-la-zhé-nee-ye

    He proposed to me!

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

пожени́ться [pa-zhee-née-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get married
роди́ться [ra-dée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to be born
обнима́ться [ab-nee-má-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to hug one another, to embrace
ухажёр [u-ha-zhyór] Noun , masculine
admirer, a man (guy) who is trying to court a woman (girl)

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