how to pronounce тянуть


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тянуть is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… и давайте не будем тянуть сразу начнем с …”

meanings of тянуть


  1. To weigh.
  2. To lay (a cable).
  3. To make someone go, to force to go.
  4. To squeeze, to extort.
  5. To feel an urge to.
  6. To draw (a wire).
  7. To draw up.
  8. To be drawn to, to long for, to miss.
  9. To pull, to draw, to haul, to drag.
  10. To drawl, to drag out (speak slowly).
  11. To drag out, to delay, to protract, to procrastinate.

тянуть frequency in russian - C2 level of CEFR

the word тянуть occurs in russian on average 8.8 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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