Cooljugator: The Smart Conjugator in Russian

This is a very simple Russian verb conjugator. Our goal is to make Russian conjugation easy, smart and straightforward.

You can input verbs into the Cooljugator bar above in any form, tense or mood in both Russian and English. The Russian Cooljugator can currently do around 10,000 verbs. We suggest you try it out.

You can also click here to browse the list of Russian verbs that we can conjugate.

Common Russian verbs

If you run out of ideas, some Russian verbs according to their frequency of use on Cooljugator are:

The Russian language

Russian (русский язык) is an Indo-European language belonging to the East Slavic branch of the family along with Belarusian and Ukrainian. It is spoken by app. 150 million people as a first native language, and another app. 110 million as a second native language. Most of Russian speakers live in Russia or neighbouring post-Soviet states and it is an official language in Russia and several other post-Soviet countries. It is also one of the six official languages of the United Nations and the seventh most spoken language in the world (by total number of speakers).

Russian is written in Cyrillic alphabet. As a Slavic language, it is highly inflected in terms of grammar, which affects a variety of parts of speech, including verbs.

About Russian conjugation

Conjugation is a process by which Russian verbs are modified from their basic forms so as to make their meaning more precise. In Russian, a single basic form (word stem) exists for most verbs that takes a variety of endings. In addition, some forms of the verb are formed using the auxiliary verb "быть".

In Russian, you can conjugate verbs by these major factors:

  • person (the verb changes depending on the person it is referring to, e.g. 'делаю' - 'I do', or 'делает' - 'he/she does'),
  • number (are we talking about a single person like in 'делает' - 'he/she does', or many: 'делают' - 'they do'),
  • gender (Russian distinguishes male, female and neuter genders only in singular),
  • perfective/imperfective aspect (a feature present in most Slavic languages that distinguishes whether a verb refers to an action performed to completion, e.g. 'сделать' is "perfective", or whether a verb emphasises the process of performing an action, e.g. 'делать' is "imperfective"),
  • tense (Russian distinguishes present, past and future tenses, although some remnants of old and now lost tenses such as the aorist occur sporadically (e.g. 'а он пойди да скажи'); imperfective verbs form simple present and compound future tenses whereas perfective verbs only have simple future which is formed the same way as simple present for imperfective verbs),
  • mood (which indicates the attitude or intent toward an action, and has three forms in Russian: indicative, e.g. 'делаешь' - 'you do'; imperative, 'делай' - 'do!'; and subjunctive (also hypothetical) 'one would do' - 'делал бы'),

In the Russian Cooljugator, we try to provide you as many of these factors as possible, although we also try to focus on the most important aspects of conjugation. Moreover, we always try to show how forms relate to one another (see the verb tree above).

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