how to pronounce заниматься


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заниматься is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… вот это моя работа заниматься наукой и …”

meanings of заниматься


  1. To be occupied with, to engage in.
  2. Passive of занима́ть (zanimátʹ).
  3. To study, to learn.

заниматься frequency in russian - A2 level of CEFR

the word заниматься occurs in russian on average 80.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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