Russian word of the day: Слыть

Feb 01, 2018

слыть

slyt'

Verb , imperfective

Perfective - прослы́ть

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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поголо́вно [pa-ga-lóv-na] Adverb
all without exception
прихора́шиваться [pree-ha-rá-shee-va-tsa] Verb
to smarten oneself up, to spruce up
босико́м [ba-see-kóm] Adverb
barefoot
вя́нуть [vyá-nut'] Verb
to wither, to fade

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