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быть

verb, imperfective
very often used word (#7)

Translation

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  • 1.
    be

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A good example is ручка which looks like
1. pen, ballpoint
2. handle, knob, grip
3. arm
4. arm rest

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Imperative

play
Singular бу́дь
Plural бу́дьте

Accents: Mark the accent with a ' character behind the vowel, e.g. ру'чки. Leave out the stress when it is unambiguous, which is when the word contains ё or only one vowel (the vowels are а, я, э, е, ы, и, о, ё, у and ю).

Past

play
male бы́л
female была́
neuter бы́ло
plural бы́ли

Accents: Mark the accent with a ' character behind the vowel, e.g. ру'чки. Leave out the stress when it is unambiguous, which is when the word contains ё or only one vowel (the vowels are а, я, э, е, ы, и, о, ё, у and ю).

Present / Future

Present
Future
я есть бу́ду быть
ты есть бу́дешь быть
он/она́/оно́ есть бу́дет быть
мы есть бу́дем быть
вы есть бу́дете быть
они́ есть бу́дут быть

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