how to pronounce менять


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the above transcription of менять 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.

менять is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… то есть менять поведение руководствуясь …”

meanings of менять


  1. To replace, to substitute or supersede (to get rid of an old thing or person and get a new one).
  2. To modify, to change, to transform, to alter (to make something different gradually).
  3. To exchange, to recapture (to lose one or more pieces or pawns almost simultaneously with the opponent).
  4. To swap, to barter (to give something to another person and take something in return).

менять frequency in russian - B1 level of CEFR

the word менять occurs in russian on average 42.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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