how to pronounce застывать


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застывать is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… просто будет дождь застывать остается …”

meanings of застывать


  1. To freeze, to feel cold; to catch cold.
  2. To thicken, to harden, to solidify.
  3. To cool down.
  4. To stiffen, to freeze, to be / become / stand stockstill.

застывать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word застывать 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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