how to pronounce весть


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the above transcription of весть 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.

весть is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… бок ведь не на бог весть о в результате …”

meanings of весть


  1. News, piece of news, message; tidings.
  2. News (presentation of news, e.g. on television).


  1. Knows: only used in expressions, often with бог (box).
  2. Only in this combination.

весть frequency in russian - C1 level of CEFR

the word весть occurs in russian on average 10.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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