how to pronounce понимать


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the above transcription of понимать 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.

понимать is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… и учиться понимать контекст на лету …”

meanings of понимать


  1. To realize, to appreciate.
  2. To understand, to comprehend, to see.

понимать frequency in russian - B1 level of CEFR

the word понимать occurs in russian on average 49.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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