how to pronounce завести


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of завести 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.

завести is pronounced in three syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of завести

example pitch curve for pronunciation of завести


test your pronunciation of завести

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of завести

video examples of завести pronunciation

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

“… наташа пытается завести светскую беседу …”

meanings of завести


  1. To form, to contract.
  2. To get somebody worked up.
  3. To take, to bring, to lead.
  4. To establish, to set up, to found.
  5. To start.
  6. To start (a motor); to wind up (a clock); to set (an alarm clock).
  7. To get, to procure, to acquire, to buy.

завести frequency in russian - C1 level of CEFR

the word завести occurs in russian on average 12.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

Did this page help you?