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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расписа́ться [ras-pee-sá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to sign; to register one's marriage
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обра́доваться [ab-rá-da-va-tsa] Verb , perfective
to be happy, to rejoice
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cвяза́ть [svee-zát'] Verb , perfective
to knit, to tie up
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сшить [ssheet'] Verb , perfective
to sew, to sew together, to tailor
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возмути́ться [vaz-mu-tée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to become indignant / outraged, to protest
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порабо́тать [pa-ra-bó-tat'] Verb , perfective
to do some work, to put in some work
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посади́ть [pa-sa-déet'] Verb , perfective
to plant; to lock up; to seat, to place
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стать [stat'] Verb , perfective
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встре́титься [fstryé-tee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to meet, to encounter, to come across
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заказа́ть [za-ka-zát'] Verb , perfective
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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
to write
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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
to wait
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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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