Russian perfective verbs

Learn Russian perfective verbs from our series “Russian Word of the Day”. Every verb comes with two examples and audio.

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заказа́ть [za-ka-zát'] Verb , perfective
to order
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принести́ [pree-nees-tée] Verb , perfective
to bring
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загоре́ть [za-ga-ryét'] Verb , perfective
to get tanned, to get a suntan, to become brown
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угада́ть [u-ga-dát'] Verb , perfective
to guess
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пройти́ [praî-tée] Verb , perfective
to go / pass (by / through / over / along); to be over
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вля́паться [vlyá-pa-tsa] Verb , perfective
to walk smack; (figurative) to get into [a mess]
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позабо́титься [pa-za-bó-tee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to take care, to attend
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разбуди́ть [raz-bu-déet'] Verb , perfective
to wake somebody up
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расстро́иться [ra-stró-ee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get upset; to be out of tune (about musical instruments); to fall to the ground (about plans)
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собра́ться [sab-rá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get ready; to get together
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написа́ть [na-pee-sát'] Verb , perfective
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спра́виться [sprá-vaa-tsa] Verb , perfective
to manage, to cope, to handle, to deal
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обалде́ть [a-bal-dyét'] Verb , perfective
(informal) to go out of one's mind, to lose one's wits; to be stunned; to get shocked
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суме́ть [su-myét'] Verb , perfective
to be able, to manage, to succeed
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подожда́ть [pa-da-zhdát'] Verb , perfective
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смочь [smoch'] Verb , perfective
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искупа́ться [ees-ku-pá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to take a bath, to have a swim
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оказа́ться [a-ka-zá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to find oneself; to turn out (to be), to be found; to prove to be
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пое́сть [pa-yest'] Verb , perfective
to eat; to have a bite / snack, to take some food
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узна́ть [uz-nát'] Verb , perfective
to learn, to get to know, find out; to recognize
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растеря́ться [ras-tee-ryá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get lost / confused / puzzled, to lose one's head
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съесть [s-yest'] Verb , perfective
to eat (up)
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посове́товать [pa-sa-vyé-ta-vat'] Verb , perfective
to advise, to counsel, to recommend, to suggest
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раздобы́ть [raz-da-být'] Verb , perfective
to get, to obtain
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отде́латься [at-dyé-la-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get rid of, to throw off, to shake off
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устака́ниться [us-ta-ká-nee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to settle down (slang)
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постри́чься [past-réech'-sya] Verb , perfective
to get a haircut
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вы́глянуть [vý-glee-nut'] Verb , perfective
to look out; to peep out, to appear
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покорми́ть [pa-kar-méet'] Verb , perfective
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промо́кнуть [pra-mók-nut'] Verb , perfective
to let water through, to get wet / soaked

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