how to pronounce бояться


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бояться is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… курицы не надо там бояться-то но сейчас …”

meanings of бояться


  1. To suffer from, to be vulnerable to.
  2. To fear, to be afraid (with genitive or infinitive).

бояться frequency in russian - B2 level of CEFR

the word бояться occurs in russian on average 21 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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