Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "to shout" in Russian

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Meaning: to shout, scream, cry, yell

Pronunciation: [kree-CHAT']

Part of speech: verb (imperfective aspect)

Rank: #447 (see frequency list)

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 Example sentences:
  • Мой ребёнок никогда́ не кричи́т.
  • My baby never cries.
  • Не кричи́! Сосе́дей разбу́дишь!
  • Don't shout! You'll wake up the neighbours!
  • Ча́йки крича́ли за кормо́й.
  • Gulls were shouting astern.
  • Мой друг уме́ет крича́ть петухо́м.
  • My friend can imitate a rooster.
  •  literal  My friend can shout as a rooster.
  • Преподава́телям иногда́ прихо́дится крича́ть.
  • Teacher have to shout sometimes.
  • Не кричи́те не меня́, я осозна́л свою́ ошибку!
  • Don't shout at me, I recognized my mistake!
  • Они́ постоя́нно крича́т друг на дру́га.
  • They always shout at each other.
  • Как, неуже́ли ты не зна́ешь? Об э́том же сейча́с крича́т на всех угла́х!
  • How is it possible that you don't know about it? Everybody is talking about it!
  •  literal  How is it possible that you don't know about it? Everybody is shouting on all the corners about it!
  • Всё в до́ме крича́ло о дурно́м вку́се хозя́ев.
  • Everything in the house showed a bad taste of the owners.
  • Почему́ ты кричи́шь, кого́ зовёшь?
  • Why are you shouting, who are you calling?

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • си́льно крича́ть = to scream loudly
      literal  shout strongly
  • хоть карау́л кричи́ = things get desperate
      literal  you could just call for help
  • крича́ть на всех угла́х = speak about smth continually
      literal  shout on all the corners
 Related words:
  • ора́ть = to shout
  • вопи́ть = to scream
  • крик = a сry, shout (noun)
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Не кричи́: го́сти на полатях.
  • Don't shout, the guests are sleeping.
  •  literal  Don't shout, the guests are in bed.
  • Да́ром и пе́репел не кричи́т.
  • Nothing is free of charge.
  •  literal  Even a quail doesn't shout for free.
  • Петуха́ на заре́з несу́т, а он кричи́т кукареку́.
  • You can't change anything at the last moment.
  •  literal  The rooster is going to be killed, but it's still shouting cock-a-doodle-doo.
 Verb conjugation:

Present Tense

I кричу́
you (singular) кричи́шь
he, she, it кричи́т
we кричи́м
you (plural) кричи́те
they крича́т

Past Tense

I, you (singular), he крича́л
she крича́ла
it крича́ло
we, you (plural), they крича́ли

Future Simple Tense

The imperfective verb кричать is not used in the Future Simple Tense. Use the perfective verb крикнуть instead.

Future Compound Tense

I буду крича́ть
you (singular) будешь крича́ть
he, she, it будет крича́ть
we будем крича́ть
you (plural) будете крича́ть
they будут крича́ть

Imperative Mood (Command Form)

you (singular) кричи́
you (plural) кричи́те

View full conjugation table for the verb pair кричать/крикнуть

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Word recordings: Copyright(c) 2006 Streit Goulnara, Streit Eric, Vion Nicolas. Copyright(c) 2007 S. Sakhno, N. Vion. Distributed under CC-BY.

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