how to pronounce тонуть


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the above transcription of тонуть 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.

тонуть is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… которое позволит вам никогда не тонуть в …”

meanings of тонуть


  1. To sink, to go down.
  2. To drown.
  3. To be lost.

тонуть frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word тонуть occurs in russian on average 1.1 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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