how to pronounce душить


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душить is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… задыхаться душить хотя зачем души тут и …”

meanings of душить


  1. To perfume, to scent.
  2. To choke, to suffocate.
  3. To oppress, to stifle, to repress, to suppress.
  4. To smother, to stifle, to strangle, to throttle.

душить frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word душить occurs in russian on average 1 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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