Учиться / научиться conjugation in Russian – to study

By Ari Helderman
May 3, 2022

Down below you find the table of conjugations for the verbs учиться / научиться. In English the translation means ‘to study’.

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

учиться 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 Formучитьсянаучиться
Present Tense
я – 1st Person Singularучусь
ты – 2nd Person Singularучишься
он/она/оно – 3rd Person Singularучится
мы – 1st Person Pluralучимся
вы– 2nd Person Pluralучитесь
они – 3rd Person Pluralучатся
Past Tense
он – Masculineучилсянаучился
она – Feminineучиласьнаучилась
оно – Neuterучилосьнаучилось
они/мы/вы – Pluralучилисьнаучились
Future Tense
я– 1st Person Singularбуду учитьсянаучусь
ты – 2nd Person Singularбудешь учитьсянаучишься
он/она/оно – 3rd Person Singularбудет учитьсянаучится
мы – 1st Person Pluralбудем учитьсянаучимся
вы – 2nd Person Pluralбудете учитьсянаучитесь
они – 3rd Person Pluralбудут учитьсянаучатся
Imperative Form
ты– Informalучисьнаучись
вы – Politeучитесьнаучитесь

How to use учиться in Russian?

The word учиться is used when you’re learning or studying something. The connotation of this verb is that you’re teaching yourself something.

Examples of учиться / научиться 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 of always pronouncing 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
Я не хочу учиться в школеI don’t want to learn in school
В школе можно чему-то научитьсяAt school it’s possible to learn something
Я учусь на врачаI’m learning to become a doctor
Я научусь стать врачомI will learn to become a doctor
Для чего ты учишься?You make dinner today
Он научился хорошим навыкам в университетеHe taught himself some good skills in university
Никогда не поздно научиться чему-то полезномуIt’s never to late to learn something useful
Научитесь навыку!Learn a skill!
Мой папа научился водить машинуMy dad taught himself to drive a car
Watch this video where I tell you in Russian (with English subtitles) 9 reasons why Russian is actually easy to learn.

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.

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