how to pronounce жир


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the above transcription of жир 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.

жир is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… я знаю кожи а жир алуру это говорит …”

meanings of жир


  1. Fat or oil from the body of an animal.
  2. Grease.

жир frequency in russian - C2 level of CEFR

the word жир occurs in russian on average 9.5 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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