how to pronounce ждать


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the above transcription of ждать 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.

ждать is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… успех здесь может ждать конечно химиков …”

meanings of ждать


  1. To wait, to wait for.
  2. To expect, to await.

ждать frequency in russian - A2 level of CEFR

the word ждать occurs in russian on average 88 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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