Быть / Побыть
Russian Conjugated Verbs

Russian verbs conjugated in both aspects in present, past and future tenses.
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Быть / Побыть

be (is, are, will, was)

 Imperfective AspectPerfective Aspect
Englishbe (is, are, will, was)
Present Tense
   1st Person Singular-- 
   2nd Person Singular-- 
   3rd Person Singular-- (есть)** 
   1st Person Plural-- 
   2nd Person Plural-- 
   3rd Person Plural-- 
Past Tense
   MasculineБыл Побыл 
   FeminineБыла Побыла 
   NeuterБыло Побыло 
   PluralБыли Побыли 
Future Tense
   1st Person SingularБуду Побуду 
   2nd Person SingularБудешь Побудешь 
   3rd Person SingularБудет Побудет 
   1st Person PluralБудем Побудем 
   2nd Person PluralБудете Побудете 
   3rd Person PluralБудут Побудут 
Command Form
   InformalБудь Побудь 
   FormalБудьте Побудьте 
**Not used in present tense. есть is used only in certain situations.


Я студент.     I am a student. (note: verb omitted)
Он рабочий.     He is a worker. (note: verb omitted)
Я был в кино вчера.     I was in the cinema yesterday.
Они были в театре месяц назад.     They were in the theatre a month ago.
Мы не были в кино вчера.     We did not go to the cinema yesterday.
Я побуду с вашим ребенком сегодня.     I will stay with your child today.
Он будет учить русский язык.     He will learn russain.

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