вы

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Belarusian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

вы (vy)

  1. you (plural)

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Kabardian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

вы ()

  1. ox
  2. bull (Animal)

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Russian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

вы (vy)

  1. second-person singular formal, as well as second-person plural, nominative case: you

Usage notes[edit]

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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Related terms[edit]

Rusyn[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronoun[edit]

вы ()

  1. second-person singular formal, as well as second-person plural, nominative case:

you

  1. Як ся Вы сам чуєте в ролї учітеля материньского языка?Jak sja Vy sam čuєte v rolї učitelja materinʹskovo jazyka?How do you feel in the role of a teacher of your native language?