how to pronounce себе


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the above transcription of себе 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.

себе is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… все пошли и купили себе что-то магазине …”

meanings of себе


  1. Dative/prepositional of себя́ (sebjá).


  1. Keep on.

себе frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word себе occurs in russian on average 757.2 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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