how to pronounce следовать


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the above transcription of следовать 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.

следовать is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… кто будет следовать за новую технологию …”

meanings of следовать


  1. To follow, to be next.
  2. To be bound to (a port).
  3. To follow, to be a consequence.
  4. To follow, to go after.
  5. To follow, to take after.
  6. To should, to ought to (the agent who/which should/ought to do something is in the dative case).
  7. To follow, to do accordingly.

следовать frequency in russian - B2 level of CEFR

the word следовать occurs in russian on average 20.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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