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they sat они сидели
How to say “they sat” in Russian? “Они сидели”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “они сидели” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on they sat in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to Remember the Russian Word:

– "Sideli" sounds a bit like "seat" which might help you remember that it’s related to sitting.
– Break the word into "сиде-" and "-ли". "Сиде-" can be associated with "sit" and the "-ли" ending is common for past tense plurals in Russian.


– "Они сидели" (oni sideli) means "they sat" or "they were sitting". It's the past tense of the verb "сидеть" (sidet’), which means "to sit".
– The verb "сидеть" is imperfective, meaning it describes an ongoing, habitual, or uncompleted action in the past.

Other Words That Mean the Same Thing:

– Присели (priseli) – "they sat down" implying the action of sitting down.
– Устроились (ustroilis’) – "they settled down", typically used in a slightly broader context than just sitting.

Different Conjugations:

*Infinitive:* сидеть (sidet')

Past Tense:
– Я сидел/сидела (ya sidel/sidela) – I sat (male/female)
– Ты сидел/сидела (ty sidel/sidela) – You sat (singular, informal) (male/female)
– Он сидел (on sidel) – He sat
– Она сидела (ona sidela) – She sat
– Оно сидело (ono sidelo) – It sat
– Мы сидели (my sideli) – We sat
– Они сидели (oni sideli) – They sat
– Вы сидели (vy sideli) – You sat (plural/formal)

*Present Tense:* (сидеть is used since this verb is imperfective)
– Я сижу (ya sizhu) – I sit
– Ты сидишь (ty sidish') – You sit (singular, informal)
– Он/Она/Оно сидит (on/ona/ono sidit) – He/She/It sits
– Мы сидим (my sidim) – We sit
– Вы сидите (vy sidite) – You sit (plural/formal)
– Они сидят (oni sidyat) – They sit

*Future Tense:* (will use the verb "буду" + infinitive for the imperfective aspect)
– Я буду сидеть (ya budu sidet') – I will sit
– Ты будешь сидеть (ty budesh' sidet') – You will sit (singular, informal)
– Он/Она/Оно будет сидеть (on/ona/ono budet sidet') – He/She/It will sit
– Мы будем сидеть (my budem sidet') – We will sit
– Вы будете сидеть (vy budete sidet') – You will sit (plural/formal)
– Они будут сидеть (oni budut sidet') – They will sit

Example Sentences:

1. Past Tense:
– Вчера они сидели у камина. (Vchera oni sideli u kamina.) – Yesterday they sat by the fireplace.
– Они долго сидели в парке. (Oni dolgo sideli v parke.) – They were sitting in the park for a long time.

2. Present Tense:
– Сейчас они сидят на стульях. (Seychas oni sidyat na stulyakh.) – They are sitting on the chairs now.

3. Future Tense:
– Завтра они будут сидеть в библиотеке. (Zavtra oni budut sidet' v biblioteke.) – Tomorrow they will sit in the library.

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