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Particle

бы, б (by, b) (conditional particle)

  1. бы (often shortened to б) is 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
    Я говори́л быI would (should) have spoken; I would speak; I might speak

N.B.бы is the third-person singular aorist of быть (to be), an otherwise obsolete Russian tense (see OCS бъіти).

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