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To light up/ begin to smoke in Russian 🇷🇺

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to light up/ begin to smoke закурить
How to say “to light up/ begin to smoke” in Russian? “Закурить”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “закурить” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on to light up/ begin to smoke in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to Remember:
– Imagine someone "lighting up" to "secure" their relaxation. “Закурить” sounds like "za-kur-eet," and you can think of "курить" as related to "cure" for stress, helping you remember it means to smoke.

– The verb "закурить" means "to light up" or "to begin to smoke."

– Начать курить (nachat' kurit') – to start smoking.


Infinitive: закурить (zakurit')
– Я закурил/закурила (ya zakuril/zakurila) – I lit up (masculine/feminine)
– Ты закурил/закурила (ty zakuril/zakurila) – You lit up (masculine/feminine)
– Он закурил (on zakuril) – He lit up
– Она закурила (ona zakurila) – She lit up
– Мы закурили (my zakurili) – We lit up
– Вы закурили (vy zakurili) – You lit up (plural/formal)
– Они закурили (oni zakurili) – They lit up

– There is no present form for the perfective verb "закурить". Instead, use the imperfective "курить" for the ongoing action: Я курю (ya kuryu) – I smoke.

– Я закурю (ya zakuryu) – I will light up
– Ты закуришь (ty zakurish') – You will light up
– Он/она закурит (on/ona zakurit) – He/she will light up
– Мы закурим (my zakurim) – We will light up
– Вы закурите (vy zakurite) – You will light up (plural/formal)
– Они закурят (oni zakuryat) – They will light up

Example Sentences:

– Он решил закурить после ужина. (On reshil zakurit' posle užina.) – He decided to light up after dinner.

– После долгого дня она закурила сигарету. (Posle dolgogo dnya ona zakurila sigaretu.) – After a long day, she lit up a cigarette.

– Они закурят, когда вернутся домой. (Oni zakuryat, kogda vernutsya domoy.) – They will light up when they get home.

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