how to pronounce жизнь


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жизнь is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… не идет в свою жизнь а вот все возле …”

meanings of жизнь


  1. Life.
  2. Practice.

жизнь frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word жизнь occurs in russian on average 472.7 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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