how to pronounce спать


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the above transcription of спать 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.

спать is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… уложили спать а родители отправились на …”

meanings of спать


  1. To sleep.
  2. To have sex.

спать frequency in russian - A2 level of CEFR

the word спать occurs in russian on average 80.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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