how to pronounce себя


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the above transcription of себя 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.

себя is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… jetta права сама по себя на пляж не было …”

meanings of себя


  1. Myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves (no nominative case).
  2. Oneself.

себя frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word себя occurs in russian on average 1027.6 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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