how to pronounce вот


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the above transcription of вот 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.

вот is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… поля дымно нам дают я вот лучше ну и в …”

meanings of вот


  1. What a, such a (expressing emphasis or strong emotion).
  2. There (is), that (is), so (expressing finality or conclusion).
  3. Here (is), this (is), there (is), that (is) (directing attention towards something).
  4. Describing a scene unfolding before one's eyes.
  5. Well, so (a lead-in, often when introducing an example).


  1. Take it! (when offering something).
  2. Here, look (at it).

вот frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word вот occurs in russian on average 2409.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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