how to pronounce бежать


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the above transcription of бежать 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.

бежать is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… решить скорее бежать там и так далее нет …”

meanings of бежать


  1. To avoid, to be avoiding, to shun, to be shunning.
  2. To run, to be running.
  3. To flee, to be fleeing.

бежать frequency in russian - B2 level of CEFR

the word бежать occurs in russian on average 20.3 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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