how to pronounce отказать


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отказать is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… отца отказать было сложно единственный …”

meanings of отказать


  1. To deny, to refuse, to decline.
  2. To break, to fail, to stop working.

отказать frequency in russian - C2 level of CEFR

the word отказать occurs in russian on average 7.5 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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