how to pronounce ничего


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the above transcription of ничего 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.

ничего is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… а у него даже ничего и накрытым вот так …”

meanings of ничего


  1. So-so, not bad, pretty.
  2. Never mind!; that's all right!; no problem!.
  3. Nothing (genitive of the indefinite pronoun ничто́ (ništó)...the nominative is rarely used, and the genitive is preferred).

ничего frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word ничего occurs in russian on average 614.1 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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