how to pronounce желание


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the above transcription of желание 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.

желание is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… часто за этим стоит желание не просто …”

meanings of желание


  1. Wish, desire.

желание frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word желание occurs in russian on average 119 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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