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

за́дним число́м [zád-neem chees-lóm] Phrase
post factum, backdating
замахну́ться [za-mah-nú-tsa] Verb , perfective
to make to hit, to lift one's arm (against); to prepare for something difficult
опеча́тка [a-pee-chát-ka] Noun , feminine
misprint, typo
oпростоволо́ситься [a-pra-sta-va-ló-see-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to blunder, to make a blunder / gaffe / howler

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