how to pronounce сидеть


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the above transcription of сидеть 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.

сидеть is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… могут сидеть в засаде учиться подбирать …”

meanings of сидеть


  1. To sit.
  2. To stay at home with somebody, to look after somebody (с (s) + instrumental).
  3. To be imprisoned, to do time.

сидеть frequency in russian - B1 level of CEFR

the word сидеть occurs in russian on average 47.1 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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