how to pronounce валять


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the above transcription of валять 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.

валять is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… пирожки как валять валенки …”

meanings of валять


  1. To knead.
  2. (only imperative).
  3. To felt, to make out of felt.
  4. To lay or drag on the floor or ground.
  5. To roll (something) (в (v) + prepositional, in flour, bread crumbs, etc., thereby covering the object).
  6. To roll (something) (into some form), to shape by rolling.
  7. To do (something) quickly, to carelessly and haphazardly; to churn out (a book), to dash off (a painting), to slap together (a proposal), etc.

валять frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word валять occurs in russian on average 2.5 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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