how to pronounce побывать


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the above transcription of побывать 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.

побывать is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… наверху там сейчас побывать сатаны тысяч …”

meanings of побывать


  1. To be at, to visit, to stay with.

побывать frequency in russian - C1 level of CEFR

the word побывать occurs in russian on average 17.4 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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