how to pronounce очень


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of очень 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.

очень is pronounced in two syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of очень

example pitch curve for pronunciation of очень


test your pronunciation of очень

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of очень

video examples of очень pronunciation

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

“… да я тут висит я очень боюсь по этим я …”

meanings of очень


  1. Very, much, very much.

очень frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word очень occurs in russian on average 2672.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

Did this page help you?