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I worked in Russian 🇷🇺

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I worked я работал
How to say “I worked” in Russian? “Я работал”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “я работал” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on I worked in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
1. Я (ya) sounds like "yah" in English.
2. Работал (rabotál) can be remembered as "rah-boh-tahl", similar to the English word "robot", which also relates to work.
3. Breaking it down: "рабо-" sounds like "robot" and "-тал" can remind you of "tall", someone tall working.

Я работал is the past tense, masculine form of "I worked". For females, it would be Я работала (ya rabotala).
– Работал comes from the infinitive работать (rabotat'), meaning "to work".

Other words that mean the same thing:
Я труди́лся/труди́лась (ya trudílsya/trudílas') – "I labored" or "I worked hard" (masculine/feminine).

Infinitive and conjugations:
– Infinitive: работать (rabotat')

Past Tense:
Я работал (ya rabotal) – masculine
Я работала (ya rabotala) – feminine
Мы работали (my rabotali) – plural
Он работал (on rabotal) – he worked
Она работала (ona rabotala) – she worked
Они работали (oni rabotali) – they worked

Present Tense:
Я работаю (ya rabotayu) – I work
Мы работаем (my rabotaem) – we work
Он работает (on rabotaet) – he works
Она работает (ona rabotaet) – she works
Они работают (oni rabotayut) – they work

Future Tense:
Я буду работать (ya budu rabotat’) – I will work
Мы будем работать (my budem rabotat’) – we will work
Он будет работать (on budet rabotat’) – he will work
Она будет работать (ona budet rabotat’) – she will work
Они будут работать (oni budut rabotat’) – they will work

Examples of sentences that use it:
1. В прошлом году я работал в той компании.
V proshlom godu ya rabotal v toy kompanii.
– Last year, I worked at that company.

2. Почему ты не работала вчера?
Pochemu ty ne rabotala vchera?
– Why didn’t you work yesterday? (to a female)

3. Мы все работали на этой задаче.
My vse rabotali na etoy zadache.
– We all worked on this task.

4. Он работал всю ночь.
On rabotal vsyu noch'.
– He worked all night.

5. Она никогда не работала так усердно.
Ona nikogda ne rabotala tak userdno.
– She has never worked so hard.

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