how to pronounce жевать


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the above transcription of жевать 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.

жевать is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… щеку и жевать при общении с …”

meanings of жевать


  1. To repeat with tiresome monotony, to repeat something monotonously.
  2. To chew, to munch.
  3. To ruminate, to masticate.

жевать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word жевать occurs in russian on average 2.5 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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