how to pronounce жить


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the above transcription of жить 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.

жить is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… как с ними жить откуда их получать ты на …”

meanings of жить


  1. To live.
  2. To reside.

жить frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word жить occurs in russian on average 177.8 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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