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To try in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to remember the Russian word "пытаться":

– Associate "пытаться" with the English word "to try" itself. Imagine someone *trying* to hold a "pit" (seen in "пыт-").
– Think of "пытаться" as "put" effort in trying something.


– "Пытаться" is the infinitive form of the verb meaning "to try" or "to attempt" in English.
– It's a reflexive verb, indicated by the suffix -ся at the end.

Other words that mean the same thing:

– Пробовать (probovat') – to try, to taste
– Стараться (starat'sya) – to try, to make an effort

Conjugations of "пытаться":

1. Past Tense:

– Я пытался / пыталась (ya pytalsya / pytalas') – I tried (m/f)
– Ты пытался / пыталась (ty pytalsya / pytalas') – You tried (m/f)
– Он/она/оно пытался / пыталась / пыталось (on/ona/ono pytalsya / pytalas' / pytalos') – He/She/It tried
– Мы пытались (my pytalis') – We tried
– Вы пытались (vy pytalis') – You (pl./formal) tried
– Они пытались (oni pytalis') – They tried

2. Present Tense:

– Я пытаюсь (ya pytayus') – I am trying
– Ты пытаешься (ty pytayesh'sya) – You are trying
– Он/она/оно пытается (on/ona/ono pytayetsya) – He/She/It is trying
– Мы пытаемся (my pytayemsya) – We are trying
– Вы пытаетесь (vy pytayet'sya) – You (pl./formal) are trying
– Они пытаются (oni pytayutsya) – They are trying

3. Future Tense:

– Я буду пытаться (ya budu pytat'sya) – I will try
– Ты будешь пытаться (ty budesh' pytat'sya) – You will try
– Он/она/оно будет пытаться (on/ona/ono budet pytat'sya) – He/She/It will try
– Мы будем пытаться (my budem pytat'sya) – We will try
– Вы будете пытаться (vy budete pytat'sya) – You (pl./formal) will try
– Они будут пытаться (oni budut pytat'sya) – They will try

Examples of sentences that use "пытаться":

– Я пытаюсь понять этот урок. (Ya pytayus' ponyat' etot urok.) – I am trying to understand this lesson.
– Она пыталась приготовить ужин. (Ona pytalas' prigotovit' uzhin.) – She tried to cook dinner.
– Мы будем пытаться выиграть соревнование. (My budem pytat'sya vyigrat' sorevnovaniye.) – We will try to win the competition.

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