how to pronounce копать


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the above transcription of копать 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.

копать is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… очень суп они будут копать лопатой с я …”

meanings of копать


  1. To dig up, to dig out.
  2. To dig.

копать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word копать occurs in russian on average 3.5 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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