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BelarusianEdit

PronounEdit

вы (vy)

  1. you (plural)

DeclensionEdit


KabardianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [və]
  • (file)

NounEdit

вы ()

  1. ox
  2. bull (Animal)

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit


RussianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Вы (Vy) (alternative capitalisation in formal writing)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *vy, from Proto-Indo-European *yū́.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

вы (vy)

  1. you (plural or formal)

Usage notesEdit

The personal pronoun вы is comparable to French vous, German Sie, Spanish usted, and is used not only in the plural sense, but also as the formal singular. The formal вы is appropriate with strangers, business contacts, neighbors, and all but the very closest of friends. (The informal ты (ty) should only be used with close family and very intimate friends. Even then, a speaker may suddenly switch to вы in order to broach an especially serious topic, or to indicate displeasure or anger.) For more information, see Appendix:Russian pronouns

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RusynEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *vy, from Proto-Indo-European *yū́.

PronounEdit

вы ()

  1. second-person singular formal, as well as second-person plural, nominative case:you
    Як ся Вы сам чуєте в ролї учітеля материньского языка?Jak sja sam čujete v rolji učitelja materynʹskoho jazŷka?How do you feel in the role of a teacher of your native language?