how to pronounce затевать


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затевать is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… буду сейчас затевать вот а закончить мне …”

meanings of затевать


  1. To venture.
  2. To decide (to do something).
  3. To undertake, to start.

затевать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word затевать occurs in russian on average 0.7 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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