how to pronounce отбывать


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отбывать is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… королёв был отправлен отбывать наказание …”

meanings of отбывать


  1. To leave.
  2. To serve (in prison).

отбывать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word отбывать occurs in russian on average 0.7 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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