how to pronounce затея


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the above transcription of затея 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.

затея is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… что идиотская затея приступать к …”

meanings of затея


  1. Enterprise, undertaking.
  2. Piece of fun, fancy.

затея frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word затея occurs in russian on average 2.8 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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