how to pronounce забава


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the above transcription of забава 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.

забава is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… раскрыта в принципе не забава 40 друзья …”

meanings of забава


  1. Fun, amusement, entertainment.
  2. Pastime.

забава frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word забава occurs in russian on average 2.4 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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