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

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 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
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

P.S. If you want to improve your Russian on 'autopilot', my best recommendation is to just listen to 1 single Russianpod101 podcast per day (about 15 minutes). Ideally you do this when commuting to work to create a lasting habit. You can also take a daily walk. I did this for about 6 months, and it's the reason my Russian improved so quickly. There's a free 7 day trial with just an email address, so you're not risking anything. Give it a try and see how fast your Russian skills improve.

About the Author Ari Helderman

I started learning Russian seriously in January 2016. I created this site to help other foreigners speak Russian. You can follow my progress in Russian on my YouTube channel Ари Говорит по-русски.

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