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To promise in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to remember the Russian word:
– The word "обещать" sounds like "o-bye-shat" which can be thought of as "o-bye, I shat (sat)" making an ironic promise to leave or to stay.

– "Обещать" is the verb in its infinitive form, meaning "to promise".

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Давать обещание (davát' obyeschániye) – to make a promise
– Клясться (klyást'sya) – to vow or to swear


1. Infinitive: обещать (obeshat')

2. Present tense:
– Я обещаю (ya obeshayu) – I promise
– Ты обещаешь (ty obeshayesh') – You promise (singular, informal)
– Он/Она/Оно обещает (on/ona/ono obeshayet) – He/She/It promises
– Мы обещаем (my obeshayem) – We promise
– Вы обещаете (vy obeshayetye) – You promise (plural or formal)
– Они обещают (oni obeshayut) – They promise

3. Past tense:
– Я/Ты/Он обещал (ya/ty/on obeshal) – I/You/He promised (masculine)
– Я/Ты/Она обещала (ya/ty/ona obeshala) – I/You/She promised (feminine)
– Оно обещало (ono obeshalo) – It promised (neuter)
– Мы/Вы/Они обещали (my/vy/oni obeshali) – We/You/They promised

4. Future tense:
– Я буду обещать (ya budu obeshat') – I will promise
– Ты будешь обещать (ty budesh' obeshat') – You will promise (singular, informal)
– Он/Она/Оно будет обещать (on/ona/ono budet obeshat') – He/She/It will promise
– Мы будем обещать (my budem obeshat') – We will promise
– Вы будете обещать (vy budetye obeshat') – You will promise (plural or formal)
– Они будут обещать (oni budut obeshat') – They will promise

Examples of sentences:

1. Я обещаю тебе, что помогу. (Ya obeshayu tebye, chto pomogu.) – I promise you that I will help.
2. Ты обещаешь прийти завтра? (Ty obeshayesh' priyti zavtra?) – Do you promise to come tomorrow?
3. Она обещала принести книгу. (Ona obeshala prinesti knigu.) – She promised to bring the book.
4. Мы будем обещать быть честными. (My budem obeshat' byt' chestnymi.) – We will promise to be honest.
5. Они обещают не опаздывать. (Oni obeshayut ne opazdyvat'.) – They promise not to be late.

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