how to pronounce быть


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the above transcription of быть is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

быть is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of быть in a speech by a native speaker of standard russian:

“… там у вас должно быть уже если вы в …”

meanings of быть


  1. To be.

быть frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word быть occurs in russian on average 1133.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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