how to pronounce шпагат


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the above transcription of шпагат 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.

шпагат is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… продольный шпагат потому что боится что …”

meanings of шпагат


  1. Split (the acrobatic feat of spreading the legs flat on the floor 180 degrees apart, either sideways to the body or with one leg in front and one behind, thus lowering the torso completely to the floor in an upright position).
  2. Cord, packthread, string, (binder) twine.

шпагат frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word шпагат occurs in russian on average 1.6 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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