how to pronounce понять


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the above transcription of понять 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.

понять is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… вообще рожать детей и как понять и надо …”

meanings of понять


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

понять frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word понять occurs in russian on average 139.8 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.

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