how to pronounce давить


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the above transcription of давить 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.

давить is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… которыми мы начинаем давить вирус это …”

meanings of давить


  1. To weigh, to lie heavy.
  2. To put pressure on, to pressurize, to pressure.
  3. To suppress, to stifle.
  4. To crush.
  5. To kill, to destroy.
  6. To press, to squeeze.

давить frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word давить occurs in russian on average 4.5 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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