How to say 

"To surprise" in Russian

Russian word of the day | Nov 23, 2022 (see all)
удивля́ть
[ u-deev-lyát' ]
Verb , imperfective
Often used with the Accusative
Perfective - удиви́ть
to surprise, to astonish, to amaze

Morphemic analysis

удивлять
prefix: у
root: дивл
suffix: я
ending: ть

Etymology

диво - wonder, miracle, marvel

Examples of "To surprise" in Russian

  • Мла́дшая сестра́ поро́й весьма́ её удивля́ла.

    mlát-sha-ya sees-trá pa-róî vees'-má ye-yó u-deev-lýa-la

    Her younger sister sometimes surprised her quite a lot.

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  • Че́стно говоря́, меня́ така́я ситуа́ция о́чень си́льно удивля́ет и расстра́ивает.

    chyés-na ga-va-ryá, mee-nyá ta-ká-ya see-tu-á-tsee-ya séel'-na u-deev-lýa-eet ee ras-trá-ee-va-eet

    To be honest, this situation really surprises and upsets me.

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Same stem words

удиви́тельный [u-dee-vée-teel'-nyî] Adjective
surprising, astonishing, striking, amazing, strange, wonderful

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