how to pronounce звонить


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the above transcription of звонить 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.

звонить is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… клиент мертвой ему можно не звонить ну и …”

meanings of звонить


  1. To ring.
  2. To call (to contact by telephone).

звонить frequency in russian - C1 level of CEFR

the word звонить occurs in russian on average 11 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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