how to pronounce начать


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the above transcription of начать 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.

начать is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… но в принципе если начать это делать то …”

meanings of начать


  1. To begin, to start, to commence.

начать frequency in russian - A2 level of CEFR

the word начать occurs in russian on average 102 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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