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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Related words and phrases

прозева́ть [pra-zee-vát'] Verb , perfective
to yawn (throughout); to miss an opportunity
остепени́ться [as-tee-pee-née-tsa] Verb , perfective
to settle / steady down, to become staid / respectable, to sober down
самоу́чка [sa-ma-úch-ka] Noun , masculine or feminine
self-taught person
вя́нуть [vyá-nut'] Verb , imperfective
to wither, to fade

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