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.

Related words and phrases

предвеща́ть [pryed-vee-schát'] Verb , imperfective
to forebode, to presage, to betoken, to foreshadow
придира́ться [pree-dee-rá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to find fault, to carp, to cavil, to nag, to pick on
поступа́ться [pas-tu-pá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to renounce, to give up, to forgo, to waive

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