Russian word of the day: Смочь

Jan 14, 2020
[ smoch' ]
Verb , perfective
Imperfective - мочь (see below)
to be able to


  • Он сказа́л, что не смо́жет прийти́.

    on ska-zál, chto nye smó-zheet preeî-tée

    He said that he won't be able to come.

  • Она́ не смогла́ меня́ убеди́ть.

    a-ná nye smag-lá mee-nyá u-bee-déet'

    She could not convince me.

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The imperfective aspect

[ moch ]
to be able, can
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