Учить / выучить conjugation in Russian – to learn

By Ari Helderman
October 26, 2022

Down below you find the table of conjugations for the verbs учить / выучить. In English the translation means ‘to learn’.

Read this article on Russian verb conjugation if you want to learn how to conjugate other Russian verbs.

учить 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.

Infinitive Formучитьвыучить
Present Tense
я– 1st Person Singularучу
ты – 2nd Person Singularучишь
он/она/оно – 3rd Person Singularучит
мы – 1st Person Pluralучим
вы – 2nd Person Pluralучите
они– 3rd Person Pluralучат
Past Tense
он – Masculineучилвыучил
она – Feminineучилавыучила
оно – Neuterучиловыучило
они/мы/вы – Pluralучиливыучили
Future Tense
я – 1st Person Singularбуду учитьвыучу
ты – 2nd Person Singularбудешь учитьвыучишь
он/она/оно – 3rd Person Singularбудет учитьвыучит
мы – 1st Person Pluralбудем учитьвыучим
вы – 2nd Person Pluralбудете учитьвыучите
они – 3rd Person Pluralбудут учитьвыучат
Imperative Form
ты – Informalучивыучи
вы – Politeучитевыучите

How to use учить in Russian?

учить is best used when you mean that you are learning something. The perfective aspect is best for saying that you have learned something or will learn something in the future. Check the examples for clarification.

It can also be used to ‘teach’.

Watch this video where I tell you in Russian (with English subtitles) 9 reasons why Russian is actually easy to learn.

Examples of учить / выучить conjugation

While reading the examples below, try saying them out loud. That will do wonders for your ability to speak Russian well. If you’re in a public place and it would be a little awkward to say Russian words, try to pronounce the sentences in your head.

If you make this into a habit to always pronounce Russian words while you read them, your speaking skills will improve 5 times faster than if you would not do this. It’s a small action that brings big results.

Russian exampleEnglish translation
Вам нужно будет выучить математикуYou’ll need to learn mathematics
Математику учить хорошоIt’s good to learn mathematics
Я учу русский в школеI cook pasta
Я выучу русский язык в университетеI will learn Russian in university
Чему вы учите людей?What do you teach people?
Я вчера выучил новые русские словаI learned new Russian words yesterday
Вы выучили вчера новую грамматику?Did you learn new grammar yesterday?
Мой папа учит меня ездить на велосипедеMy dad teaches me to ride a bike
Моя девушка учит меня готовить борщMy girlfriend teaches me how to cook Borscht

What should you do next?

Learning Russian does NOT need to be difficult. All you need is a solid plan that helps you improve the following things daily:

  • vocabulary
  • grammar
  • listening skills
  • speaking skills

That's ALL you need. If you can do this for a couple of weeks, you’ll already be making great progress in your Russian skills.

And the best part? If you improve a little bit every day, soon these practices will become daily habits.

And then you will start making progress on autopilot.

This means that learning Russian is now a part of your daily routine. So you won’t even need discipline anymore to get yourself to practice.

If you like the idea of this, but don’t know where to start, go here for more information.

About the Author

My name is Ari Helderman and I help people learn Russian through videos and blog posts where I share my experience.   I have been learning Russian since 2016. I often get mistaken for a native speaker these days, so I've learned a thing or two about what works and what doesn't if you want to speak Russian well.

Ari Helderman