how to pronounce напрягать


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the above transcription of напрягать 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.

напрягать is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… просто легко напрягать мышцы и увидеть …”

meanings of напрягать


  1. To flex (the muscle).
  2. To strain (the back, the ears).
  3. To stress out.

напрягать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word напрягать occurs in russian on average 2.1 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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