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Belarusian

Pronoun

вы

  1. you (plural)

Russian

Pronunciation

Pronoun

вы (vy)

  1. second-person singular formal, as well as second-person plural, nominative case: you
    Usage note: The personal pronoun вы is comparable to French vous, German Sie, 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 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.)

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative ты вы
genitive тебя́ вас
dative тебе́ вам
accusative тебя́ вас
instrumental тобо́й, тобо́ю ва́ми
prepositional о тебе́ о вас

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