еле-еле

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Reduplication of е́ле (jéle).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈjelʲɪ ˈjelʲɪ]
  • IPA(key): [ˈjelʲe ˈjelʲe]

AdverbEdit

е́ле-е́ле (jéle-jéle)

  1. hardly, scarcely, barely
  2. slightly
  3. with (great) difficulty