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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Related words and phrases

поступа́ться [pas-tu-pá-tsa] Verb
to renounce, to give up, to forgo, to waive
поголо́вно [pa-ga-lóv-na] Adverb
all without exception
блиста́тельный [blees-tá-teel'-nyi] Adjective
brilliant, splendid, magnificent
враспло́х [vrasp-lóh] Adverb
unawares, unexpectedly, by surprise
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