брать/взять conjugation in Russian – to take

By Ari Helderman
November 20, 2020

Down below you find the table of conjugations for the verbs брать and взять. In English the translation means ‘to take’.

брать 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
Aspect 
Perfective
Aspect
Infinitive Formбратьвзять
Present Tense
я -1st Person Singularберу
ты – 2nd Person Singularберёшь
он/она/оно – 3rd Person Singularберёт
мы – 1st Person Pluralберём
вы – 2nd Person Pluralберёте
они – 3rd Person Pluralберут
Past Tense
он – Masculineбралвзял
она – Feminineбралавзяла
оно – Neuterбраловзяло
они/мы/вы – Pluralбраливзяли
Future Tense
я – 1st Person Singularбуду братьвозьму
ты – 2nd Person Singularбудешь братьвозьмёшь
он/она/оно – 3rd Person Singularбудет братьвозьмёт
мы – 1st Person Pluralбудем братьвозьмём
вы – 2nd Person Pluralбудете братьвозьмёте
они – 3rd Person Pluralбудут братьвозьмут
Imperative Form
ты – Informalберивозьми
вы – Politeберитевозьмите

How to use брать in Russian?

You can use брать just like you would use the verb ‘take’ in English. Check the examples below to see more nuances.

Examples of брать / взять conjugation

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Russian exampleEnglish translation
Здесь нельзя ничего братьIt’s not allowed to take anything here
Ты должен взять едуYou should take food
Я беру дорогое виноI’m taking the expensive wine
Сумку с деньгами возьму с собойI’ll take the bag with money with me
Он берет гуляшYou make dinner today
Он возьмет пиццу с собой домойHe’ll take the pizza with him home
Взяли взяткуWe took the bribe
Он никогда в жизни не брал взятокHe never took a bribe in his life
Возьми этоTake this
Берите еду с собой каждый деньTake food with you every day
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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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