how to pronounce служить


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the above transcription of служить 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.

служить is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… военкомата и не идете служить в армии …”

meanings of служить


  1. To be in use, to do one's duty.
  2. To serve, to act, to work (as), to be.
  3. To serve, to officiate.
  4. To be used (for), to serve (for), to do (for).
  5. To sit up and beg.
  6. To serve someone or something.
  7. To be (something), to serve (as).

служить frequency in russian - B2 level of CEFR

the word служить occurs in russian on average 27.2 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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