how to pronounce болеть


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the above transcription of болеть 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.

болеть is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… и почему вдруг стали болеть люди и …”

meanings of болеть


  1. To be sick, to be ill, to be ailing.
  2. To hurt, to ache.
  3. To be anxious, to be apprehensive.
  4. To cheer, to root for.

болеть frequency in russian - C1 level of CEFR

the word болеть occurs in russian on average 10.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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