how to pronounce имя


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the above transcription of имя 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.

имя is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… войны он получил новое имя сарко на …”

meanings of имя


  1. Noun.
  2. Name, first name, Christian name, given name (for inanimate things, see назва́ние (nazvánije)).

имя frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word имя occurs in russian on average 144.5 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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