Любить / полюбить conjugation in Russian – to Love

By Ari Helderman
April 13, 2022

Down below you find the table of conjugations for the verbs плюбить / полюбить. In English, the translation means ‘to love’.

любить / полюбить conjugation in Russian

The stress of each word is on the bolded parts. Try saying the words out loud while you read to make sure they ‘stick’ in your memory.

Imperfective AspectPerfective Aspect
Infinitive Formлюбитьполюбить
Present Tense
я– 1st Person Singularлюблю
ты – 2nd Person Singularлюбишь
он/она/оно – 3rd Person Singularлюбит
мы – 1st Person Pluralлюбим
вы – 2nd Person Pluralлюбите
они– 3rd Person Pluralлюбят
Past Tense
он – Masculineлюбилполюбил
она – Feminineлюбилаполюбила
оно – Neuterлюбилополюбило
они/мы/вы– .Pluralлюбилиполюбили
Future Tense
я – 1st Person Singularбуду любитьполюблю
ты – 2nd Person Singularбудешь любитьполюбишь
он/она/оно – 3rd Person Singularбудет любитьполюбит
мы – 1st Person Pluralбудем любитьполюбим
вы – 2nd Person Pluralбудете любитьполюбите
они – 3rd Person Pluralбудут любитьполюбят
Imperative Form
ты – Informalлюбиполюби
вы – Politeлюбитеполюбите

How to use любить in Russian?

You use the word любить in Russian just like you would in English. So you can say that you love someone, or that you love to do a specific thing. The perfective form полюбить has the connotation of falling in love.

Examples of любить / полюбить conjugation

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Russian exampleEnglish translation
Любить тебя – проигрышная играLoving you is a losing game
полюбить себяto fall in love with oneself
Я люблю есть макароныI love to eat pasta
Ты любишь меняYou love me
Он любит свою работуHe loves his work
Мы любим друг другаWe love each other
Дети любят своего учителяThe kids love their teacher
Мы любили друг другаWe loved each other
Девушка не любит его в ответThe girl doesn’t love him back
Люби меняLove me
Он любил ееHe loved her
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