how to pronounce стонать


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стонать is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… и кричать и стонать и охать и ахать и …”

meanings of стонать


  1. To groan, to moan.
  2. To suffer, to languish.

стонать frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word стонать occurs in russian on average 0.6 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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