how to pronounce пожать


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the above transcription of пожать 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.

пожать is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… контракты просто пожать руки в россии …”

meanings of пожать


  1. To press, to squeeze (now only used in set idioms below).
  2. To reap, to crop.

пожать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word пожать occurs in russian on average 1.2 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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