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To wonder/be surprised in Russian 🇷🇺

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

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Tips to Remember the Russian Word "удивиться":
– Break it down: "у-ди-ви-ться" can be remembered by noting the similarity to "дивный" (divny), which means "wonderful" or "marvelous."
– Visual association: Picture someone seeing something delightful or surprising, helping you remember the connection.

The verb "удивиться" means "to be surprised" or "to wonder" in English. It is a reflexive verb, which means it typically reflects actions back on the subject like "to surprise oneself".

Other Words that Mean the Same Thing:
– изумляться (izumlyat'sya) – to be astonished
– поражаться (porazhatsya) – to be amazed


Past Tense:
– я удивился (ya udivilsya) [m]
– я удивилась (ya udivilas') [f]
– ты удивился (ty udivilsya) [m]
– ты удивилась (ty udivilas') [f]
– он удивился (on udivilsya)
– она удивилась (ona udivilas')
– мы удивились (my udivilis')
– вы удивились (vy udivilis')
– они удивились (oni udivilis')

Present Tense:
(Note: "удивиться" is a perfective verb and doesn't have a present tense. The imperfective "удивляться" is used instead.)
– я удивляюсь (ya udivlyayus')
– ты удивляешься (ty udivlyayesh'sya)
– он/она/оно удивляется (on/ona/ono udivlyayetsya)
– мы удивляемся (my udivlyayemsya)
– вы удивляетесь (vy udivlyayetis')
– они удивляются (oni udivlyayutsya)

Future Tense:
– я удивлюсь (ya udivlyus')
– ты удивишься (ty udivish'sya)
– он/она/оно удивится (on/ona/ono udivitsya)
– мы удивимся (my udivimsya)
– вы удивитесь (vy udivites')
– они удивятся (oni udivyatsya)

Examples of Sentences:
1. Я удивился, когда узнал эту новость. (Ya udivilsya, kogda uznal etu novost.) – I was surprised when I heard this news.
2. Она удивляется каждый раз, когда видит радугу. (Ona udivlyayetsya kazhdy raz, kogda vidit radugu.) – She wonders every time she sees a rainbow.
3. Мы удивимся, если он придёт вовремя. (My udivimsya, yesli on pridёт vo vremya.) – We will be surprised if he arrives on time.
4. Они удивились, увидев результат. (Oni udivilis', uvidyev rezul'tat.) – They were surprised to see the result.

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