Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "remember" in Russian

This Russian word is one of the top 1000 words in Russian. The complete list of most common Russian words is available here.


Meaning: remember, recollect, recall

Pronunciation: [FSPOHM-neet']

Part of speech: verb (perfective aspect)

Rank: #346 (see frequency list)

Let's remember our young days.
 Example sentences:
  • Давáй вспóмним нáшу мóлодость.
  • Let's remember our young days.
  • Вспóмните, где Вы ви́дели собáку в послéдний раз.
  • Remember where you saw the dog for the last time.
  • Вдру́г я вспóмнил, что остáвила утю́г на столé.
  • I suddenly remembered I left the iron on the table.
  • Никáк не могу́ вспóмнить слéдующую стрóчку.
  • I still can't remember the next line.
  •  literal  In no way can I remember the next line.
  • Натáша наконéц вспóмнила, где онá ви́дела э́того человéка рáньше.
  • Natasha finally remembered where she saw this man before.
  • Вспóмни хорошéнько! Где ты был, когдá потеря́л часы́?
  • Try and remember! Where were you when you lost the watch?
  • Вспóмним ребя́т дóбрым слóвом. Они́ сражáлись за рóдину.
  • Let's say a kind word about the guys. They fought for the motherland.
  •  literal  Let's remember the guys with a kind word. They fought for the motherland.
  • Я сейчáс не вспóмню назвáние тогó лекáрства...
  • I can't remember the medicine name now...
  • Тóчно, я как раз вспóмнил, что обещáл Свéте позвони́ть.
  • Oh, right, I've just remembered I promised to call Svyeta.
  • Ты меня́ ещë вспóмнишь! Я тебé отомщу́!
  • You will remember me! I will take revenge!

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • Вспóмните хорошéнько = Try and remember
  • Ты меня́ ещë вспóмнишь = You will remember me!
 Related words:
  • вспоминáть = to remember, recollect, recall
  • напóмнить = to remind
  • запóмнить = to memorize
  • пáмять = memory
 Verb conjugation:

Present Tense

The perfective verb вспомнить is not used in the Present Tense. Use the imperfective verb вспоминать instead.

Past Tense

I, you (singular), he вспо́мнил
she вспо́мнила
it вспо́мнило
we, you (plural), they вспо́мнили

Future Simple Tense

I вспо́мню
you (singular) вспо́мнишь
he, she, it вспо́мнит
we вспо́мним
you (plural) вспо́мните
they вспо́мнят

Future Compound Tense

The perfective verb вспомнить is not used in the Future Compound Tense. Use the imperfective verb вспоминать instead.

Imperative Mood (Command Form)

you (singular) вспо́мни
you (plural) вспо́мните

View full conjugation table for the verb pair вспоминать/вспомнить

Vocabulary lesson: By Russificate blog exclusively for MasterRussian

Phrase recordings: Copyright(c) 2011 All rights reserved.
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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