how to pronounce бывать


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the above transcription of бывать 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.

бывать is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… где часто мне приходится бывать либо по …”

meanings of бывать


  1. To be at, to visit, to stay with.
  2. To occur, to happen (rarely, sometimes, regularly, or often).
  3. To be.

бывать frequency in russian - C2 level of CEFR

the word бывать occurs in russian on average 5.7 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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