how to pronounce иметь


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the above transcription of иметь 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.

иметь is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… единственная причина иметь семью это …”

meanings of иметь


  1. To have, to possess.

иметь frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word иметь occurs in russian on average 128.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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