how to pronounce задержать


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задержать is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… то имеете право задержать только на три …”

meanings of задержать


  1. To slow down, to retard, to delay, to hamper.
  2. To arrest, to detain.
  3. To detain, to hold back, to stop.
  4. To delay, to check.

задержать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word задержать occurs in russian on average 3.5 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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