Russian Verbs

Welcome to the Rocket Russian lesson on verbs!  Verbs are many times at the very center of Russian sentences.  They can cause some confusion as there are a few tenses to learn.  But, they’re essential to communicating in any language. 

In this lesson, we’ll talk about some of the most common Russian verbs you’ll find and you’ll be an expert by the end of it!  With these Russian verbs you’ll be able to cover lots of activities you’ll want to talk about and do so with ease. You will learn how to say: ‘I want to /I’d like to…, for instance, “I want/would like to ask” – Я хочу спросить (ya hachoo spraseet).

Feel like cooking – готовить (gatovit’)?  Or running – бегать (begat’)? 

Pronouncing Russian verbs

Я хочу спросить

Ya hachoo spraseet

I want/would like to ask

готовить

gatovit’

to cook

бегать

begat’

to run

делать

delat’

to do/ to make

сказать

skazat’

to say

слушать

slooshat’

to listen

гулять

gulyat’

to walk

говорить

gavareet’

to speak

поехать

paehat’

to travel

спросить

spraseet’

to ask

читать

chitat’

to read

писать

pisat’

to write

есть

est’

to eat

изучать

izuchat’

to study

пойти

paitee

to go (on foot)

Я хочу Ya hachoo + any of the above verbs

Я хочу есть

Ya hachoo est’

I’m hungry (I’d like to (eat something))

Я хочу изучать русский

Ya hachoo izuchat’ roosskii

I want to study Russian

Я хочу пойти в ресторан

Ya hachoo paitee v restaran

I want to go to a restaurant

That’s it for this lesson.  You are now well equipped with lots of action words in Russian!  And now you can say what you want to do! As you go about your day, try describing what you want to do as you go.  If you keep these words in your daily routine, you’ll become an expert!

Remember, practice makes perfect!

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