Russian verbs

Learn Russian verbs from our series “Russian Word of the Day“. Every word comes with an image, two examples and audio.

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подли́зываться [pad-lée-zy-va-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to lick somebody's boots, to wheedle, to flatter, to insinuate, to suck up to
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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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хва́статься [hvás-ta-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to brag, to boast
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загоре́ть [za-ga-ryét'] Verb , perfective
to get tanned, to get a suntan, to become brown
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подраба́тывать [pad-ra-bá-ty-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to earn additionally, to earn on the side
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угада́ть [u-ga-dát'] Verb , perfective
to guess
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выра́щивать [vy-rá-schee-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to grow, to raise, to cultivate; to breed, to raise
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дура́читься [du-rá-chee-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to fool around, to play tricks, to play the fool
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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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рассма́тривать [ras-mát-ree-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to look at, to examine, to view; to consider
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позабо́титься [pa-za-bó-tee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to take care, to attend
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нести́ [nees-tée] Verb , imperfective
to carry
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забо́титься [za-bó-tee-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to care for, to take care of, to look after
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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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по́лдничать [póld-nee-chat'] Verb , imperfective
to have an afternoon snack (poldnik)
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буди́ть [bu-déet'] Verb , imperfective
to wake somebody up
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расстра́иваться [rast-rá-ee-va-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to get upset; to be out of tune (musical instruments); to fall apart (plans, etc.)
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подсма́тривать [pat-smát-ree-vát'] Verb , imperfective
to spy, to peep
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наде́яться [na-dyé-ya-tsa] Verb , imperfective
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собра́ться [sab-rá-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get ready; to get together
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подслу́шивать [pat-slú-shee-vat'] Verb , imperfective
to eavesdrop, to overhear
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спать [spat'] Verb , imperfective
to sleep, to be asleep
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написа́ть [na-pee-sát'] Verb , perfective
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собира́ться [sa-bee-rá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to prepare, to get ready; to be going, to be about, to intend; to gather, to assemble
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вяза́ть [vee-zát'] Verb , imperfective
to knit, to crochet
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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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