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Hello! привет My name is Katya and welcome to top 25 Russian Verbs. Let’s start начнем!
1. быть
быть или не быть to be, to be or not to be
я могу быть через пятнадцать минут. I can be there in 15 minutes.
2. сказать To say
сказать to say
я хочу сказать... I would like to say and then keep saying what you want to say.
The boss said blah blah blah! начальник сказал... And then you keep going what exactly he says.
3. мочь Be able to
мочь to be able to. It is very close to the meaning of I can.
For example, я могу тебе помочь. I am able of helping you, I can help you
4. говорить To speak
я говорю. I speak.
For example, don’t speak when I speak не говори, когда я говорю.
5. знать to know
знать to know. I know what you know
я знаю что ты знаешь . я знаю I know ты знаешь you know.
6. стать to become
стать . Now you can use it if you want to become somebody. So you can also say I would like to become a designer. я хотела бы стать дизайнером.
7. есть To exist, there is.
I exist я есть.
8. хотеть to want
хотеть to want
я хочу... I want.
What do you want что ты хочешь ?
9. видеть to see
видеть to see
я тебя вижу. I can see you. я тебя вижу.
10. идти To go
идти to go.
For example, when you want to say let’s go, it changes to пошли! Пошли! but if you just use мы можем
пойти в зоопарк . we can go to zoo.
я никуда не хочу идти . I don’t want to go anywhere.
11. стоять To stand
стоять.
I had to stand in a train for 2 hours. мне пришлось стоять в поезде два часа .
12. думать to think
думать think.
I think that blah, blah, blah, blah umm я думаю, что ... blah, blah, blah, blah!
You use it when you want to say something. Your own opinion about something. я не думаю, что это хорошая идея. I don’t think it’s a good idea.
13. спросить To ask
спросить ask.
For example, if you lost your way in city. So you want to ask someone how to get to the next bus station, you can stop a person and just say могу я спросить...? can I ask you? могу я спросить...? Sorry, can I ask you? And then you can ask how to get somewhere.
14. жить To live
жить to live. When you introduce yourself and you want to say where you live. Exactly which city, which town, which country or like which district. So я живу в Москве. I live in Moscow.
15. смотреть to watch, to look
смотреть Я смотрю на тебя. I look at you.
Your mom can see that you have dirty Jeans or something, she could say Посмотри на себя! look at yourself. Look at you with the face like that.
I watch a lot of movies Я смотрю много фильмов.
16. сидеть to sit
сидеть sit.
I don’t like to sit. Я не люблю сидеть.
For example, if you say I don’t like to sit on one spot. Literally it means Я не люблю сидеть на одном месте. which means you like to move a lot and like to do different things and have a lot of things to do.
17. кушать to eat.
What do like to eat?Что ты любишь кушать? Что ты любишь кушать?
18. иметь to have
иметь to have.
Я имею три собаки. I have three dogs.
19. делать to do.
I can do this Я могу эта сделать. Я могу which means I can do.
For example, you are doing your homework. So you can say Я делаю домашнее задание. Literally I am doing my homework right now.
What are you doing today Что ты сегодня делаешь?
20. взять To take
взять to take
Я могу тебя взять с собой. I can take you with me.
21. понимать To understand
понимать to understand. And so you are like complaining about life and then your friend goes like Я понимаю, я тебя так понимаю. I understand you so much. I understand what you mean. I can feel what you are saying.
22. казаться To appear, to seem.
It seems it’s going to rain tomorrow. Кажется, завтра будет дождь. It’s close to I think but you are not sure. It’s not your real opinion about something and just you are guessing.
23. давать To give.
You can say give me please Дай мне, пожалуйста. Дай мне, пожалуйста. or you can say Давайте. And it’s a bit different meaning. It means let’s do something Давайте пойдём гулять. Let’s go for a walk. I would like to give you a piece of advice. Я хочу дать тебе совет.
24. ходить To walk, to go
ходить to walk, to go. So it’s similar to идти which means go somewhere like visiting some classes.
For example, you can say, I want to go to Ballet classes Я хочу ходить на занятия балетом.
I like walking. Я люблю ходить.
25. спать to sleep
спать to sleep.
I don’t want to sleep right now. Я не хочу сейчас спать.
I really want to sleep. Я очень хочу спать.
Don’t sleep, don’t sleep. Не спи! не спи! You can see somebody is falling asleep. You are like, don’t sleep, don’t sleep. Не спи! не спи!
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Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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Which word do you like the most?

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Wednesday at 7:11 pm
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Hello Christophe Fournier,


It depends on a person, but I would agree:есть is used quite a lot.


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Christophe Fournier
Saturday at 4:31 am
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Есть is used more often nowadays or so I'm told by my Russian friend....

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Hello Jason Wojcik,


That's great! 👍

Just you will be "смешной" because "смешная" is a feminine form of adjective.


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Jason Wojcik
Wednesday at 4:15 am
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Всем привет!


Я понимаю по русски! Моя жена думает что я смешная. Я её люблю!



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Hi Stephanie,


Thank you for posting.

Is this the video that you are looking for?

https://www.russianpod101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-russian-for-every-day-3-top-25-nouns/?lp=74

Let us know if you have questions.


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Stephanie Reyes
Monday at 7:54 pm
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Can you please put the link for the lesson where I can find all the conjugated nouns? I cannot seem to locate it

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Hello Mike,


[есть] has many meanings. It means [to eat] as well as [to exist], [there is] etc.


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Mike
Sunday at 5:28 pm
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I thought есть was eat, not exist...? Did i miss something?

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Hello Michael,


You can find this grammar here: Audio lessons/Lower beginner/Lesson 8.


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Michael
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what is a good resource to use to find out how to conjugate these verbs for the different nominative pronouns? (i.e. he understands, we understand, they understand). I have conjugated them, but I want to check my work before I commit them to memory.