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AdygheEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [bəː]
  • (file)

LetterEdit

бы () (lower case, upper case Бы)

  1. The second of the Adyghe Cyrillic alphabet.

NounEdit

бы ()

  1. den
  2. haunt
  3. nest

DeclensionEdit


RussianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • б (b) (abbreviation, especially after vowels)
  • кабы́ (kabý) (colloquial)

EtymologyEdit

The word was the third-person singular aorist of быть (bytʹ, to be), an otherwise obsolete Russian tense (see Old Church Slavonic бꙑти (byti)).

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

бы (by)

  1. A verbal particle used to render conditional and subjunctive patterns
    Я говори́л.Ja govoríl.I spoke.
    Я бы говори́л.Ja by govoríl.I would (should) have spoken.; I would speak.; I might speak.

Usage notesEdit

  • The particle бы is often shortened to б (b).
  • The particle бы may come before or after the verb it is targeting.
  • The particle бы is often omitted in colloquial settings. For example:

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