how to pronounce беда


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the above transcription of беда 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.

беда is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… глянец издают и вот беда не в том что …”

meanings of беда


  1. Misfortune, trouble, disaster, mischief.

беда frequency in russian - B2 level of CEFR

the word беда occurs in russian on average 29.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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