how to pronounce стать


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of стать 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.

стать is pronounced in one syllable

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of стать

example pitch curve for pronunciation of стать


test your pronunciation of стать

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of стать

video examples of стать pronunciation

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

“… ты была на запятые стать а то я подумал …”

meanings of стать


  1. To therefore.
  2. To at all costs.
  3. To stand in a certain location or near someone or something (interchangeable with встать).
  4. To pass away.
  5. To take to.
  6. To come to pass.
  7. To be not going to; used to express a determined negative attitude.
  8. To begin to.
  9. To become, to get, to grow.


  1. Trait, character, type.
  2. Need.
  3. Build.

стать frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word стать occurs in russian on average 162.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

Did this page help you?