how to pronounce хочу


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the above transcription of хочу 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.

хочу is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… заболевание глаз не хочу этого слышать …”

meanings of хочу


  1. First-person singular present indicative imperfective of хоте́ть (xotétʹ).

хочу frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word хочу occurs in russian on average 472.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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