how to pronounce плакать


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плакать is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… моему надо хочется плакать вроде бы уже …”

meanings of плакать


  1. In expressions.
  2. To cry, to weep.
  3. To mourn, to weep.

плакать frequency in russian - C1 level of CEFR

the word плакать occurs in russian on average 14.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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