how to pronounce занимать


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занимать is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… то они по объему занимать такое место ну …”

meanings of занимать


  1. To reserve, to secure, to keep.
  2. To employ, to busy.
  3. To borrow.
  4. To occupy, to take up.
  5. To interest, to engross.

занимать frequency in russian - C2 level of CEFR

the word занимать occurs in russian on average 8.5 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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