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I call (name) называю
How to say “I call (name)” in Russian? “Называю”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “называю” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on I call (name) in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to Remember the Russian Word "называю"

– "называю" sounds like "na-zy-vayu." You can remember it by breaking it down: "на" (na) – sounds like "at" or "on" in Russian, "зва" (zva) – can remind you of "zvuk" (sound), and "ю" (yu) – the typical ending for the first person singular present tense.


– The verb "называть" means "to call" in the sense of naming something. "Называю" is the first person singular present tense form, meaning "I call" or "I am calling."

Other Words That Mean the Same Thing

– Звать (zvat') – to call (in the context of summoning someone)
– Обозначать (oboznachat') – to designate or denote

Conjugations of "называть"

1. Infinitive:
– называть (nazyvat')

2. Present:
– я называю (ya nazyvayu) – I call
– ты называешь (ty nazyvayesh') – you call
– он/она/оно называет (on/ona/ono nazyvayet) – he/she/it calls
– мы называем (my nazyvayem) – we call
– вы называете (vy nazyvayete) – you call (formal/plural)
– они называют (oni nazyvayut) – they call

3. Past:
– я называл/а (ya nazyval/a) – I called
– ты называл/а (ty nazyval/a) – you called
– он называл (on nazyval) – he called
– она называла (ona nazyvala) – she called
– оно называло (ono nazyvalo) – it called
– мы называли (my nazyvali) – we called
– вы называли (vy nazyvali) – you called (formal/plural)
– они называли (oni nazyvali) – they called

4. Future:
– я буду называть (ya budu nazyvat') – I will call
– ты будешь называть (ty budesh' nazyvat') – you will call
– он/она/оно будет называть (on/ona/ono budet nazyvat') – he/she/it will call
– мы будем называть (my budem nazyvat') – we will call
– вы будете называть (vy budete nazyvat') – you will call (formal/plural)
– они будут называть (oni budut nazyvat') – they will call

Examples of Sentences

– Я называю это место домом. (Ya nazyvayu eto mesto domom.) – I call this place home.
– Ты называешь своего кота Барсик? (Ty nazyvayesh' svoego kota Barsik?) – Do you call your cat Barsik?
– Он часто называет её по имени. (On chasto nazyvayet yeye po imeni.) – He often calls her by name.
– Мы называем это явление "эффектом домино". (My nazyvayem eto yavlenie "effektom domino".) – We call this phenomenon the "domino effect".
– Они всегда называли его лучшим другом. (Oni vsegda nazyvali ego luchshim drugom.) – They always called him their best friend.

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