в

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в U+0432, в
CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER VE
б
[U+0431]
Cyrillic г
[U+0433]

Translingual[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

Early Cyrillic letter vědě From early Cyrillic letter vědě.

Letter[edit]

в (lower case, upper case В)

  1. The 3rd letter of several Cyrillic alphabets.

Related terms[edit]

  • v (Latin alphabet)

Bashkir[edit]

Cyrillic letter Ve - uppercase and lowercase.svg

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Letter[edit]

в (v) (lower case в)

  1. The third letter of the Bashkir alphabet

See also[edit]


Bulgarian[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Letter[edit]

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 2[edit]

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

Alternative forms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

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 notes[edit]

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 terms[edit]

Macedonian[edit]

Letter[edit]

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.

Preposition[edit]

в (v)

  1. Alternative form of во (vo)

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Ossetian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

в (v) (upper case В)

  1. The fourth letter of the Ossetian alphabet

See also[edit]


Russian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Letter[edit]

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 also[edit]
  • Search en.wiktionary.org for articles beginning with: В, в

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Alternative forms[edit]

  • во (vo) (before certain consonant clusters)

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Preposition[edit]

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 terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviation of вольт (volʹt).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

в (vm inan (indeclinable)

  1. V, volt

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

в (lower case, upper case В)

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

Usage notes[edit]

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

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: б
  • Next letter: г