028 – Practice Russian verbs in the Present Tense

Practice makes perfect, so let’s practice to reinforce the knowledge you already have. In today’s lesson we are practicing the Present tense of the Russian verbs and learning some new words at the same time.

To help you remember the rules, here os the Present tense memo-chart:

pronoun 1st. congugation
(not -ить + exceptions)
2d. congugation
(-ить + exceptions)
он / она / оно


Let’s begin. Pay attention that all these verbs are not regular and change their stem in different tenses.

Жить – to live (1st. conjugation – exception)

Я живу́ в Росси́и.
I live in Russia.

Ты живёшь в Москве́.
You live in Moscow.

Он живёт в большо́м до́ме.
He lives in a big house.

Мы живём все вме́сте.
We live all together.

Где вы живёте?
Where do you live?

Они живу́т не здесь.
They live not here.

We recommend: conjugation of the verb жить with examples and audio.

Хоте́ть – to want (mixed conjugation)

Я хочу́ гуля́ть.
I want to go for a walk.

Ты хо́чешь есть?
Do you want to eat?

Он хо́чет пить.
He wants to drink.

Мы не хоти́м туда́ идти́.
We don’t want to go there.

Вы хоти́те ко́фе?
Do you want some coffee?

Они хотя́т в кино́.
They want (to go) to the cinema.

We recommend: conjugation of the verb хотеть with examples and audio.

Люби́ть – to love, to like (2d. conjugation)

Я люблю́ чита́ть.
I like to read.

Ты лю́бишь моро́женое?
Do you like ice-cream?

Он лю́бит ры́бу.
He likes fish.

Мы лю́бим друг дру́га.
We love each other.

Вы лю́бите танцева́ть?
Do you like to dance?

Они́ не лю́бят зи́му.
They don’t like winter.

We recommend: conjugation of the verb любить with examples and audio.

Practice all today’s examples with the audio track.

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