Russian Conjugation

Definition: The act of inflecting, that is, changing the form of, a verb; or the resulting word when a verb is inflected.

All verbs in Russian, except for a small number of exceptional verbs, belong to one of verbal classes.

Example of Conjugation Verb: ("to eat"- есть- yestʹ).

Russian Present Tense

Verb Conjugation in Russian Present Tense
English Russian Pronunciation
I я ем ya yem
You вы ешь vy yedite
He/She/It он/она/оно ест on yest / ona yest / on yest
We  мы едим my yedim
You  вы едите vy yedite
They они едят oni yedyat

  • She eats an ice cream.
  • она ест мороженое.
  • Ona yest morozhenoe.

Russian Past Tense

Verb Conjugation in Russian Past Tense
English Russian Pronunciation
Maculine он ел on yel
Feminine она ела ona yela
Neuter оно ело ono yelo
Plural  они ели oni yeli

  • She ate an ice cream.
  • она ела мороженое.
  • Ona yela morozhenoe.

Russian Future Tense

Verb Conjugation in Russian Future Tense
English Russian Pronunciation
I я буду есть budu yest'
You вы будешь есть budesh' yest'
He/She/It он/она/оно будет есть on / ona / on budet yest'
We  мы будем есть budem yest'
You  вы будете есть budete yest'
They они будут есть budut yest'

  • She will eat an ice cream.
  • она будет есть мороженое.
  • Ona budet yestʹ morozhenoe.

Russian Conditional

Verb Conjugation in Russian Conditional
English Russian Pronunciation
Masculine он ел бы yel by
Feminine она ела бы yela by
Neuter оно ело бы yelo by
Plural  они ели бы yeli by

  • She would eat an ice cream.
  • она ела бы мороженое.
  • Ona yela by morozhenoe.

Russian Imperative

Verb Conjugation in Russian Imperative
English Russian Pronunciation
You (Singular) ты ешь yesh'
You (Plural) вы ешьте yesh'te

  • You eat an ice cream.
  • ты ешь мороженое.
  • Ty yeshʹ morozhenoe.

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