how to pronounce содержать


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содержать is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… быт и он 7 должен содержать здесь нету …”

meanings of содержать


  1. To maintain, to keep (in a certain state).
  2. To support, to keep, to provide with all necessities.
  3. To contain, to hold.

содержать frequency in russian - C1 level of CEFR

the word содержать occurs in russian on average 18.3 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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