how to pronounce начинать


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начинать is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… примут на грудь начинать тебе орать это …”

meanings of начинать


  1. To begin, to start.

начинать frequency in russian - B2 level of CEFR

the word начинать occurs in russian on average 36.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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