how to pronounce надо


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the above transcription of надо 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.

надо is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… ещё и как бы дома надо успевать и дети и …”

meanings of надо


  1. One needs, one wants, one has to.
  2. Must, (it is) necessary.


  1. Above, over.

надо frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word надо occurs in russian on average 869.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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