how to pronounce девать


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the above transcription of девать 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.

девать is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… его надо куда-то девать либо сжигать в …”

meanings of девать


  1. To put, to place.
  2. To do with.
  3. To leave, to mislay.

девать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word девать occurs in russian on average 4.1 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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