how to pronounce голодать


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голодать is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… рыбы они стали голодать и люди там …”

meanings of голодать


  1. To fast, to go without food.
  2. To starve, to go hungry.
  3. To go on hunger strike.

голодать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word голодать occurs in russian on average 1.4 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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