how to pronounce запивать


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the above transcription of запивать 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.

запивать is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… жрать торг запивать пивом и откусывают …”

meanings of запивать


  1. To wash down (with), to take (after/with).
  2. To take to drink, to go on a drinking bout/spree.

запивать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word запивать occurs in russian on average 1.2 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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