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To sting in Russian 🇷🇺


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to sting жалить
How to say “to sting” in Russian? “Жалить”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “жалить” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on to sting 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 "jar" which can be sharp and sudden, similar to a sting. "Жалить" (zhalit') also starts with a similar "zh" sound.

Explanations:
"Жалить" (zhalit') is a verb in Russian that means "to sting," typically used to describe the action of insects, such as bees or wasps.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Укусить (ukusit') – to bite (used for animals biting)
– Колоть (kolot') – to prick/pierce (broader usage)

Conjugations of "жалить":

Infinitive: жалить (zhalit')

Past:
– Я жалил (ya zhalil) – I stung
– Ты жалил (ty zhalil) – You stung
– Он/Она жалил/жалила (on zhalil / ona zhalila) – He/She stung
– Мы жалили (my zhalili) – We stung
– Вы жалили (vy zhalili) – You (plural/formal) stung
– Они жалили (oni zhalili) – They stung

Present:
– Я жалю (ya zhalyu) – I sting
– Ты жалишь (ty zhalish') – You sting
– Он/Она жалит (on/ona zhalit) – He/She stings
– Мы жалим (my zhalim) – We sting
– Вы жалите (vy zhalite) – You (plural/formal) sting
– Они жалят (oni zhalyat) – They sting

Future:
– Я буду жалить (ya budu zhalit') – I will sting
– Ты будешь жалить (ty budesh' zhalit') – You will sting
– Он/Она будет жалить (on/ona budet zhalit') – He/She will sting
– Мы будем жалить (my budem zhalit') – We will sting
– Вы будете жалить (vy budete zhalit') – You (plural/formal) will sting
– Они будут жалить (oni budut zhalit') – They will sting

Examples of sentences:
1. Пчела жалила его. (Pchela zhalila yego.) – A bee stung him.
2. Оса может сильно жалить. (Osa mozhet sil'no zhalit'.) – A wasp can sting quite painfully.
3. Я боюсь, что меня укусят или ужалят. (Ya boyus', chto menya ukusyat ili uzhalyat.) – I’m afraid that I might get bitten or stung.
4. Если ты потревожишь улей, тебя ужалят. (Yesli ty potrevozish' uley, tebya uzhalyat.) – If you disturb the hive, you will get stung.
5. Ты когда-нибудь был ужален пчелой? (Ty kogda-nibud' byl uzhalen pcheloy?) – Have you ever been stung by a bee?

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