how to pronounce стихия


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the above transcription of стихия 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.

стихия is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… находить а главное его стихия от вот мы …”

meanings of стихия


  1. One's familiar, comfortable, or usual surroundings.
  2. Force of societal life that does not succumb to control by people or society.
  3. Element (one of the four classical elements of Ancient Greek philosophy).
  4. Elemental force of nature, and their spheres of influence.

стихия frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word стихия occurs in russian on average 3.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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