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November 16, 2020

быть / побыть conjugation in Russian – to Be

Down below you find the table of conjugations for the verbs быть / побыть. In English the translation means ‘to be’.

быть / побыть conjugation in Russian

Imperfective AspectPerfective Aspect
Infinitive Formбытьпобыть
Present Tense
я – 1st Person Singularесть
ты – 2nd Person Singularесть
он/она/оно – 3rd Person Singularесть
мы – 1st Person Pluralесть
вы – 2nd Person Pluralесть
они – 3rd Person Pluralесть
Past Tense
он – Masculineбылпобыл
она – Feminineбылапобыла
оно – Neuterбылопобыло
они/мы/вы – Pluralбылипобыли
Future Tense
я – 1st Person Singularбудупобуду
ты – 2nd Person Singularбудешьпобудешь
он/она/оно – 3rd Person Singularбудетпобудет
мы– 1st Person Pluralбудемпобудем
вы – 2nd Person Pluralбудетепобудете
они – 3rd Person Pluralбудутпобудут
Imperative Form
ты – Informalбудьпобудь
вы – Politeбудьтепобудьте


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