how to pronounce смеяться


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смеяться is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… не надо смеяться, ты не должен издеваться над монархом …”

meanings of смеяться


  1. To laugh at (над кем, над чем).
  2. To mock, to deride.
  3. To laugh.

смеяться frequency in russian - C1 level of CEFR

the word смеяться occurs in russian on average 14 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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