how to pronounce ожидать


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the above transcription of ожидать 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.

ожидать is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… это то что мы можем ожидать как один из …”

meanings of ожидать


  1. To expect, to anticipate.

ожидать frequency in russian - C1 level of CEFR

the word ожидать occurs in russian on average 19.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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