how to pronounce дотянуть


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дотянуть is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… дотягивал и как не до туда дотянуть или …”

meanings of дотянуть


  1. To improve, to put right, to brush up, to edit, to touch up.
  2. To live (till), to live to see, to last out.
  3. To while away one's time (till, until).
  4. To hold out (till), to last out (till).
  5. To stretch out (to; as far as), to extend (to; as far as), to bring (to).
  6. To draw (up to, as far as), to drag (to; as far as), to haul (up to; as far as).
  7. To delay, to protract, to drag one's feet.
  8. To reach.

дотянуть frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word дотянуть occurs in russian on average 1.1 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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