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We had in Russian 🇷🇺

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we had у нас было
How to say “we had” in Russian? “У нас было”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “у нас было” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on we had in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to remember:
1. U нас (u nas) sounds like "you" (u) and "us" (nas) in English, indicating something belonging to us.
2. Было (bylo) can be remembered as "by-low", as if you are referring to something that happened in the past, or "bygone."

– "у нас" (u nas) means “we have” or "we had" showing possession or occurrence related to us.
– "было" (bylo) is the past tense of the verb быть (byt'), which means "to be."

Other words that mean the same thing:
– имели (imeli) – "we had" but more formal, specifically translates to "we possessed."

Conjugations of быть (byt'):

| Russian | Romanized | English |
| Infinitive | быть | byt' | to be |
| Past | было | bylo | it was (neutral form) |
| Present | есть | yest' | it is |
| Future | будет | budet | it will be |

Examples of sentences:
1. У нас было много времени. (U nas bylo mnogo vremeni.) – We had a lot of time.
2. У нас было хорошее лето. (U nas bylo khoroshee leto.) – We had a good summer.
3. У нас было собрание вчера. (U nas bylo sobranie vchera.) – We had a meeting yesterday.

Other forms of быть in sentences:
– Мы здесь есть. (My zdes' yest') – We are here.
– Будет ли у нас работа завтра? (Budet li u nas rabota zavtra?) – Will we have work tomorrow?

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