Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "fit" in Russian

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Meaning: fit, have to

Pronunciation: [preey-TEES']

Part of speech: verb (perfective aspect)

Rank: #574 (see frequency list)

You'll have to wait for some time.
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 Example sentences:
  • Тебé придëтся передéлать рабóту.
  • You'll have to redo the work.
  • Нам пришлócь ту́го.
  • We had some serious problems.
  • Фильм пришëлся ему́ по вку́су.
  • He liked the film.
  •  literal  The film suited his tasted.
  • Вам придëтся немнóго подождáть.
  • You'll have to wait for some time. (polite or plural)
  •  literal  You'll have to wait a little.
  • Не плачь, придëтся потерпéть.
  • Don't cry, you'll have to bear it.
  • Мне покá не пришлócь побывáть за грани́цей.
  • I haven't had the opportunity to go abroad yet.
  • Удар пришëлся ему́ по ногé.
  • The blow found his leg.
  • Почему́ ты одевáешься как придëтся?
  • Why are you dressed no matter how?
  • На кáждого преподавáтеля пришлócь по дéсять студéнтов.
  • Every teacher had ten students.
  • Прáздник пришëлся на суббóту.
  • The holiday falls on Saturday.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • прийти́сь по вку́су = suit smb's taste
  • прийти́сь по сéрдцу = like smth
      literal  fit smb's heart
  • прийти́сь по душé = like smth
      literal  fit smb's soul
  • прийти́сь по нрáву = like smb
      literal  fit smb's character
  • прийти́сь ту́го = to have a difficult period in life
  • кто придëтся = no matter who
  • что придëтся = no matter what
  • где придëтся = no matter where
 Related words:
  • приходи́ться = fit, have to
  • прийти́ = come
  • дóлжен = must, have to
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Тогдá плясáть придëтся, когдá уж ног не стáнет.
  • Everything should be done in time.
  •  literal  One will have to dance when they have no legs.
  • Не плюй в колóдец - придëтся напи́ться.
  • A bad penny always comes back.
  •  literal  Don't spit into the well, you'll have to drink from it.
 Verb conjugation:

Present Tense

The perfective verb прийтись is not used in the Present Tense. Use the imperfective verb приходиться instead.

Past Tense

I, you (singular), he пришёлся
she пришла́сь
it пришло́сь
we, you (plural), they пришли́сь

Future Simple Tense

I приду́сь
you (singular) придёшься
he, she, it придётся
we придёмся
you (plural) придётесь
they приду́тся

Future Compound Tense

The perfective verb прийтись is not used in the Future Compound Tense. Use the imperfective verb приходиться instead.

Imperative Mood (Command Form)

you (singular) приди́сь
you (plural) приди́тесь

View full conjugation table for the verb pair приходиться/прийтись

Vocabulary lesson: By Russificate blog exclusively for MasterRussian

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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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