how to pronounce жать


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the above transcription of жать 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.

жать is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… которым он привык все время там жать так …”

meanings of жать


  1. To oppress, to draw near.
  2. To press, to squeeze.
  3. To benchpress, to lift.
  4. To press out, to squeeze out.
  5. To pinch, to hurt, to be tight.
  6. To reap, to crop.

жать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word жать occurs in russian on average 1.5 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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