Russian word of the day: Слыть

Feb 01, 2018

слыть

slyt'

Verb , imperfective

to have the reputation for, to be said / reputed / known

Examples

  • Он слывёт больши́м знатоко́м в э́том вопро́се.

    on sly-vyót bal'-sheem zna-ta-kóm v é-tam va-pró-sye

    He is known as a great connoisseur in this matter.

  • Они́ слыву́т профессиона́лами.

    a-née sly-vút pra-fye-see-a-ná-la-mee

    They are said to be professionals.

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припоздни́ться [pree-pazd-nee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to be (a bit) late
продешеви́ть [pra-dee-shee-véet'] Verb , perfective
to sell too cheap
нажива́ться [na-zhee-vá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to make a profit out of somebody's work or loss
сожра́ть [sazh-rát'] Verb , perfective
to gobble up, to eat greedily

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