Russian word of the day: Быть

Dec 16, 2017

How to say 

"To be" in Russian



Verb , imperfective

to be


  • Где́ ты был?

    gdye ty byl

    Where have you been?

  • Бу́дешь ко́фе? - Нет, не бу́ду.

    bú-deesh kó-fye? - nyet, nye bú-du

    Will you have coffee? - No, I will not.


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мно́го [mnó-ga] Adverb
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суме́ть [su-myét'] Verb
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to eat
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