how to pronounce крестить


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крестить is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… равно будут крестить вот как ни старайся …”

meanings of крестить


  1. To cross, to make the sign of the cross on (someone).
  2. To be a godfather, to be a sponsor.
  3. To baptize, to christen.

крестить frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word крестить occurs in russian on average 1.3 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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