how to pronounce баловать


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the above transcription of баловать is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

баловать is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of баловать in a speech by a native speaker of standard russian:

“… говорят что девочек нужно баловать а …”

meanings of баловать


  1. To give a treat.
  2. To indulge, to spoil, to pet, to pamper.

баловать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word баловать occurs in russian on average 2.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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