how to pronounce держать


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держать is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… да а нужно зрители держать в каком-то …”

meanings of держать


  1. To hold, to keep, to support.

держать frequency in russian - B1 level of CEFR

the word держать occurs in russian on average 52.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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