how to pronounce уметь


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the above transcription of уметь 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.

уметь is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… должен все-таки уметь постоять за себя и …”

meanings of уметь


  1. To know how to.
  2. To be able to; can.

уметь frequency in russian - B2 level of CEFR

the word уметь occurs in russian on average 21.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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