how to pronounce запереть


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the above transcription of запереть 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.

запереть is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… сын так запереть мы в ответе за тех кого …”

meanings of запереть


  1. To block up, to bar, to blockade.
  2. To lock.

запереть frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word запереть occurs in russian on average 0.8 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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