Wait for me in Russian: How to say?

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Saying wait for me in Russian depends on the type of situation and the number of people you are talking to.

If it’s one person and an informal situation, you can say:

подожди́ меня́
[pa-da-zhdée mee-nyá]

If it’s a few people or/and a formal situation, use:

подожди́те меня́
[pa-da-zhdée-tye mee-nyá]

Подожди́/подожди́те is a command form of the verb подожда́ть (to wait).

Let’s learn a couple more Russian phrases that include wait for me:

Подожди́ меня́ здесь.
[pa-da-zhdée mee-nyá zdyes’]
Wait for me here. (singular, informal)

Подожди́те меня́, пожа́луйста.
[pa-da-zhdée mee-nyá, pa-zhá-lus-ta]
Wait for please. (plural or formal)

Listen to "Wait for me" in Russian

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Related Russian words

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подожда́ть [padazhdát'] Verb , perfective
to wait
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ждать [zhdat'] Verb , imperfective
to wait

Related examples

  • Подожди́ меня́ здесь.

    padazhdée meenyá zdyes'

    Wait for me here.

  • Почему́ вы меня́ не подожда́ли?

    pacheemú vy meenyá nye padazhdálee

    Why didn’t you wait for me?

  • Я бу́ду ждать твоего́ звонка́.

    ya búdu zhdat' tvaeevó zvanká

    I'll be waiting for your call.

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