how to pronounce если


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the above transcription of если 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.

если is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… сам что-то намутить ну если б мог бы это …”

meanings of если


  1. If, in case.

если frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word если occurs in russian on average 2574 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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