how to pronounce жрать


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the above transcription of жрать 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.

жрать is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… меньше жрать марсельская оптика в …”

meanings of жрать


  1. To guzzle (fuel or power).
  2. To gobble.
  3. To guzzle (alcohol).
  4. To sting, to bite.
  5. To eat.

жрать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word жрать occurs in russian on average 3.4 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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