how to pronounce сдержать


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сдержать is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… сейчас как-то удается сдержать цены на …”

meanings of сдержать


  1. To keep (promise, word).
  2. To hold in, to hold back, to keep back, to restrain, to hold in check, to contain, to deter.

сдержать frequency in russian - C2 level of CEFR

the word сдержать occurs in russian on average 4.6 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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