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CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER VE
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Cyrillic г
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TranslingualEdit

 
Cyrillic letter В в (В в), normal above, italics below.
 
Handwritten forms

EtymologyEdit

  From early Cyrillic letter vědě.

LetterEdit

в (lower case, upper case В)

  1. The 3rd letter of several Cyrillic alphabets.

Related termsEdit

  • v (Latin alphabet)

BashkirEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /w/; (in Russian borrowings) IPA(key): /v/

LetterEdit

в (v) (lower case в)

  1. The third letter of the Bashkir alphabet

See alsoEdit


BulgarianEdit

Pronunciation 1Edit

LetterEdit

в (v) (lower case, upper case В)

  1. The third letter of the Bulgarian Cyrillic alphabet. Its name is въ /vɤ/ and it has the sound of English v. It is preceded by Б and followed by Г.

Pronunciation 2Edit

  • (before vowels and voiceless consonants) IPA(key): /f/
  • (before voiced consonants) IPA(key): /v/

Alternative formsEdit

PrepositionEdit

в (v)

  1. going inside (of) or within the limits of, into, in, at, to
    влизам в стаятаvlizam v stajatato go into the room
    качвам се в колатаkačvam se v kolatato get in the car
    пристигам в хотелаpristigam v hotelato arrive at the hotel
  2. against, especially with force or violence, into
    Колата се блъсна в дървото.Kolata se blǎsna v dǎrvoto.The car crashed into the tree.
    Не внимавах и се блъснах в стена.Ne vnimavah i se blǎsnah v stena.I wasn't careful, and walked into a wall.
  3. used to indicate where something is or where something happens, in, at, on
    в стаята съмv stajata sǎmto be in the room
    Срещнахме се в училище.Sreštnahme se v učilište.We met at school.
    пътувам в автобуса/метротоpǎtuvam v avtobusa/metrototo travel on the bus/tube
  4. used with certain time expressions to say when something happens, at, in, on, during
    в 8 часаv 8 časaat 8 o'clock
    в петъкv petǎkon Friday
    в 1988v 1988in 1988
    в деветнадесетия векv devetnadesetija vekin/during the nineteenth century
    в това/същото времеv tova/sǎštoto vremeat that/the same time
    в моментаv momentaat the moment
    в един мигv edin migmomentarily/in a moment
    в началотоv načalotoin the beginning
    в началото на годинатаv načaloto na godinataat the beginning of the year
  5. used to indicate a change in state, to, into
    превръщам в камъкprevrǎštam v kamǎkto turn into stone
    превръщам в пепел/прах/развалиниprevrǎštam v pepel/prah/razvalinito reduce to ashes/powder/ruins
    превръщам километри в милиprevrǎštam kilometri v milito convert kilometres into miles
  6. used to indicate a state or condition, in, on
    в безсъзнание съмv bezsǎznanie sǎmto be in a dead faint/to be unconscious
    в движениеv dviženiein motion/on the move
    в добро здравословно състояниеv dobro zdravoslovno sǎstojaniein good health
    в покойv pokojin repose/at rest/motionless
    в комаv komain a coma
  7. used to show how or in what way something is done, in, at
    плащам в долари/бройplaštam v dolari/brojto pay in dollars/cash
    меря в километриmerja v kilometrito measure in kilometres
    марширувам в стройmarširuvam v strojto march in formation
    вървя в кракvǎrvja v krakto keep in step
    слушам в захласslušam v zahlasto listen in a daze
    в галоп/тръсv galop/trǎsat a gallop/trot
  8. used to indicate the parts forming something, in
    роман в три частиroman v tri častia novel in three volumes
    филм в два епизодаfilm v dva epizodaa film in two episodes
  9. used to describe the clothes or the colour of something, in
    облечен в черно/черна ризаoblečen v černo/černa rizadressed in black/a black shirt
    стени, боядисани в синьоsteni, bojadisani v sinjowalls painted blue
  10. used to indicate a sphere where a certain quality is present, at
    Той е много добър в професията си.Toj e mnogo dobǎr v profesijata si.He is very good at his job.
Usage notesEdit

In writing, във is used in front of words starting with в or ф and в is used elsewhere. In speech, в and във are used interchangeably. In writing and in speech, във is also used as a stressed form of в, even before words not beginning with в or ф, as in

Тя е във къщата, а не отвън.Tja e vǎv kǎštata, a ne otvǎn.She is in the house, not outside.

In verse, във can also be used in front of words not starting with в or ф in order to maintain the syllable structure of the line.

Related termsEdit

MacedonianEdit

LetterEdit

в (v) (lowercase, uppercase В) (italics: В, в)

  1. The third letter of the Macedonian Cyrillic alphabet. Its name is в /və/ and it has the sound of English v. It is preceded by Б and followed by Г.

PrepositionEdit

в (v)

  1. Alternative form of во (vo)

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit


OssetianEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

в (v) (upper case В)

  1. The fourth letter of the Ossetian alphabet

See alsoEdit


RussianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [vɛ] (phonetic respelling: вэ)

LetterEdit

 
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в (v) (lower case, upper case В) (italics: В, в)

  1. The third letter of the Russian Cyrillic alphabet. Its name is вэ /vɛ/ and it has the sound of English v. It is preceded by Б and followed by Г.
See alsoEdit
  • Search en.wiktionary.org for articles beginning with: В, в

Etymology 2Edit

From Old East Slavic въ (), from Proto-Slavic *vъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁n̥, zero-grade form of *h₁én.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [v] (before vowels and voiced consonants)
  • IPA(key): [f] (before voiceless consonants)
  • (file)

PrepositionEdit

в (v)

  1. (location) in, at, on [+prepositional]
    Он в теа́треOn v teátreHe’s at (in) the theater.
  2. (direction) to, into [+accusative]
    Он идёт в теа́трOn idjót v teátrHe’s going to (into) the theater.
  3. (time) at, in, on [+accusative]
    в три часа́v tri časáat three o’clock
    в пя́тницуv pjátnicuon Friday
  4. per
    три ра́за в деньtri ráza v denʹthree times per day
Related termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Abbreviation of вольт (volʹt).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [volʲt] (phonetic respelling: вольт)

NounEdit

в (vm inan (indeclinable)

  1. V, volt

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

в (lower case, upper case В)

  1. The 3rd letter of the Serbo-Croatian Cyrillic alphabet.

Usage notesEdit

Its name is в /vɛ/ (old name: веди) and it has the sound of English v.

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: б
  • Next letter: г