Russian word of the day: Стирать

Nov 03, 2020 (see all)
[ stee-rát' ]
Verb , imperfective
Perfective - постира́ть (see below)
to wash, to launder; to erase, to wipe off

The perfective aspect

постира́ть [pas-tee-rát'] Verb
to wash (clothes), to launder
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  • Э́ту руба́шку на́до стира́ть в холо́дной воде́.

    é-tu ru-básh-ku ná-da stee-rát' f ha-lód-naî va-dyé

    This shirt should be washed in cold water.

  • Ка́ждый раз, когда́ вы узнаёте что́-то но́вое, вы формиру́ете но́вые воспомина́ния, зачасту́ю стира́я ста́рые.

    kázh-dyî ras, kag-dá vy uz-na-yó-tye chto-ta nó-va-ye, vy far-mee-rú-ee-tye nó-vy-ye vas-pa-mee-ná-nee-ya, za-chees-tú-yu stee-rá-ya stá-ry-ye

    Every time you learn something new, you form new memories often erasing old ones.

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сти́рка [stéer-ka] Noun
laundry, laundering
стира́льный порошо́к [stee-rál'nyî pa-ra-shók] Phrase
detergent, washing powder

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