бы

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Adyghe[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

бы ‎() ‎(lower case, upper case Бы)

  1. The second of the Adyghe Cyrillic alphabet.

Noun[edit]

бы ‎()

  1. den
  2. haunt
  3. nest

Declension[edit]


Russian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • б ‎(b) (abbreviation, especially after vowels)

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

бы ‎(by)

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

Usage notes[edit]

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

Related terms[edit]