how to pronounce отвечать


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the above transcription of отвечать 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.

отвечать is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… предпочитает не отвечать нет версии …”

meanings of отвечать


  1. To be held to account for, to be called to account for.
  2. To be responsible for, to be accountable for, to be liable for.
  3. To answer, to reply.
  4. To account for, to answer for.

отвечать frequency in russian - B2 level of CEFR

the word отвечать occurs in russian on average 27.5 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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