how to pronounce кивать


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the above transcription of кивать 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.

кивать is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… не стала кивать ему и улыбаться я бы …”

meanings of кивать


  1. To nod, to beckon.
  2. To motion, to point, to allude.

кивать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word кивать occurs in russian on average 0.5 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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