how to pronounce обыватель


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the above transcription of обыватель 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.

обыватель is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… тест обыватель слышат разницу или не …”

meanings of обыватель


  1. Resident, inhabitant.
  2. Philistine.
  3. The average man/citizen, the man in the street.

обыватель frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word обыватель occurs in russian on average 1.1 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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