how to pronounce мотив


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the above transcription of мотив 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.

мотив is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… мы песни с ним пелена буйный мотив вели …”

meanings of мотив


  1. Motive, cause, reason (that which incites to action).
  2. Motive, motif.
  3. Tune.

мотив frequency in russian - C1 level of CEFR

the word мотив occurs in russian on average 15.2 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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