Russian word of the day: Подавиться

Jul 27, 2017

How to say 

"To choke" in Russian



Verb , perfective

Imperfective - дави́ться

to choke

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  • Жуй не торопи́сь, пода́вишься!

    zhui nye ta-ra-pées', pa-dá-veesh-sya

    Chew slowly, you'll choke!

  • Я чуть не подави́лась от сме́ха.

    ya chut' nye pa-da-vée-las' at smyé-ha

    I almost choked with laughter.

Additional examples

More Russian sentences with the words that contain "подави".

  • Она́ чуть не подави́лась, когда́ услы́шала но́вости.

    a-ná chut' nye pa-da-vée-las', kag-dá us-lý-sha-la nó-vas-tee

    She almost choked when she heard the news.

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