how to pronounce амур


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the above transcription of амур 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.

амур is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… на амур и как много выгод давала им …”

meanings of амур


  1. Amur (carp-like fish).
  2. Love affairs.
  3. Handsome boy.
  4. Cupid (representation of the god Cupid as a boy with a bow and arrow).


  1. Cupid (God of love).
  2. Amur (a river on the border between China and Russia).

амур frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word амур occurs in russian on average 1.5 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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