Lesson 057

Russian verb 'нравиться' - Examples of use

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In the previous lesson we learned how to say “I like” in Russian. Today we are looking closer at the verb нравиться and learn how else you can use it with Russian personal pronouns.

Ты мне нра́вишься.
I like you.

Ты нра́вишься ему.
He likes you.

Ты нра́вишься им.
They like you.

Он/она́ мне нра́вится.
I like him/her.

Она тебе нравится?
Do you like her?

Он вам не нравится.
You don’t like him.

Вы мне нра́витесь.
I like you. (plural or formal)

Вы не нра́витесь им.
They don’t like you. (plural or formal)

Вы нра́витесь ей.
She likes you. (plural or formal)

Они́ мне нравя́тся.
I like them.

Они́ вам не нра́вятся?
Don’t you like them?

Они́ не нра́вятся ему́.
He doesn’t like them.

Using ‘self’

As you’ll find out later, Russians tend to use the constructions with ‘self’ much more often than English speakers. Here are some examples of that:

Я себе́ нра́влюсь.
I like myself.

Ты себе́ нра́вишься.
You like yourself.

Он/она себе́ нра́вится.
He/she likes himself/herself.

Мы себе́ нра́вимся.
We like ourselves.

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Вы себе́ нра́витесь.
You like youself.

Они себе́ нра́вятся.
They like themselves.

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Comment on “057 – Russian verb ‘нравиться’ – Examples of use”

  1. Ceridwen says:

    Great! Now I understand that you have to conjugate нравиться.

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