how to pronounce почему


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the above transcription of почему 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.

почему is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… на баре и ворота почему ты их не варишь …”

meanings of почему


  1. Why? (on what ground; according to what).

почему frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word почему occurs in russian on average 420 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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