how to pronounce болтать


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болтать is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… предпочитает болтать вместо того чтобы …”

meanings of болтать


  1. To dangle.
  2. To babble, to talk needlessly or endlessly.
  3. To stir, to mix, to beat.
  4. To converse.
  5. To shake, to rock, to stir.

болтать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word болтать occurs in russian on average 4.5 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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