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To wait in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to remember the Russian word "ждать":
– Think of a "jet" that is delayed, so you have to "wait".
– Imagine the phrase "Just Delay And Take time" where the acronym J-D-A-T loosely resembles the sound of "ждать".

– "Ждать" in Russian means "to wait" and it is an infinitive verb.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– Ожидать (ozhidat') – to expect or await
– Задерживать (zaderzhivat') – to delay


Present tense:
– я жду (ya zhdu) – I wait
– ты ждёшь (ty zhdyosh') – you (informal) wait
– он/она/оно ждёт (on/ona/ono zhdyot) – he/she/it waits
– мы ждём (my zhdyom) – we wait
– вы ждёте (vy zhdyote) – you (formal/plural) wait
– они ждут (oni zhdyut) – they wait

Past tense:
– я ждал (ya zhdal) – I waited (male)
– я ждала (ya zhdala) – I waited (female)
– ты ждал (ty zhdal) – you waited (male)
– ты ждала (ty zhdala) – you waited (female)
– он ждал (on zhdal) – he waited
– она ждала (ona zhdala) – she waited
– оно ждало (ono zhdalo) – it waited
– мы ждали (my zhdali) – we waited
– вы ждали (vy zhdali) – you waited
– они ждали (oni zhdali) – they waited

Future tense:
– я буду ждать (ya budu zhdat') – I will wait
– ты будешь ждать (ty budesh' zhdat') – you (informal) will wait
– он/она/оно будет ждать (on/ona/ono budet zhdat') – he/she/it will wait
– мы будем ждать (my budem zhdat') – we will wait
– вы будете ждать (vy budete zhdat') – you (formal/plural) will wait
– они будут ждать (oni budut zhdat') – they will wait

Examples of sentences:
– Я жду автобус. (Ya zhdu avtobus.) – I am waiting for the bus.
– Она ждала его целый час. (Ona zhdala ego tsely chas.) – She waited for him for an entire hour.
– Мы будем ждать вас на станции. (My budem zhdat' vas na stantsii.) – We will wait for you at the station.

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