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To act in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
Think of the English word "deed" or "action" since it's related to action or activity. The root "действ" in "действовать" has a resemblance to these words.

"действовать" means "to act" or "to operate." It can be used in various contexts such as making a decision, following instructions, or taking part in an activity.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– функционировать (funktsionirovatʹ) – to function
– работать (rabotatʹ) – to work
– поступать (postupatʹ) – to behave/act


действовать (deystvovatʹ)

я действовал/действовала (ya deystvoval/deystvovala)
ты действовал/действовала (ty deystvoval/deystvovala)
он действовал (on deystvoval)
она действовала (ona deystvovala)
оно действовало (ono deystvovalo)
мы действовали (my deystvovali)
вы действовали (vy deystvovali)
они действовали (oni deystvovali)

я действую (ya deystvuyu)
ты действуешь (ty deystvuyeshʹ)
он/она/оно действует (on/ona/ono deystvuyet)
мы действуем (my deystvuyem)
вы действуете (vy deystvuyete)
они действуют (oni deystvuyut)

я буду действовать (ya budu deystvovatʹ)
ты будешь действовать (ty budeshʹ deystvovatʹ)
он/она/оно будет действовать (on/ona/ono budet deystvovatʹ)
мы будем действовать (my budem deystvovatʹ)
вы будете действовать (vy budete deystvovatʹ)
они будут действовать (oni budut deystvovatʹ)

Examples of sentences that use it:
1. Я буду действовать осторожно. (Ya budu deystvovatʹ ostorozhno.) – I will act carefully.
2. Он всегда действует быстро. (On vsegda deystvuyet bystro.) – He always acts quickly.
3. Вчера они действовали согласно плану. (Vchera oni deystvovali soglasno plānu.) – Yesterday, they acted according to the plan.
4. Ты должен действовать решительно. (Ty dolzhen deystvovatʹ reelʹno.) – You must act decisively.
5. Мы действовали вместе. (My deystvovali vmeste.) – We acted together.

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