чтобы

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что́бы (štóby)

  1. that...should (subjunctive)
  2. so that, in order that; in order to
    • Невозмо́жно, что́бы она́ э́то сде́лалаIt’s impossible that she should have done this; She could not possibly have done this.
    • что́бы быть во́времяin order to be on time.
  3. lest
    • что́бы я не забы́лlest I forget; so that I won’t forget.