how to pronounce вздыхать


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вздыхать is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… не водит за собою толпу вздыхать или …”

meanings of вздыхать


  1. To sigh, to take breath.
  2. To long (for), to sigh (for), to pine (after, for), to yearn (after, for).

вздыхать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word вздыхать occurs in russian on average 0.7 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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