how to pronounce обед


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the above transcription of обед 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.

обед is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… что у нас будет полчаса обед и несколько …”

meanings of обед


  1. Noon.
  2. Dinner, lunch (The main meal of the day, which is served around 1 or 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. It may be called either "lunch" or "dinner" in English.).

обед frequency in russian - B2 level of CEFR

the word обед occurs in russian on average 30.1 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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