how to pronounce медведь


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медведь is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… и пиши конкретно тону медведь solid от …”

meanings of медведь


  1. Safe (see also медвежа́тник (medvežátnik)).
  2. Bear (on a stock market).
  3. Male bear.
  4. Large and clumsy person.
  5. Bear.
  6. Bear (of any bear-like animal).

медведь frequency in russian - C1 level of CEFR

the word медведь occurs in russian on average 14.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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