how to pronounce белый


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the above transcription of белый 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.

белый is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… тебя там канал более белый чем у суда …”

meanings of белый


  1. Light, fair.
  2. Secular.
  3. White, Caucasian.
  4. White.


  1. White, Caucasian.
  2. A member of the White Guard, same as белогварде́ец m (belogvardéjec).

белый frequency in russian - A2 level of CEFR

the word белый occurs in russian on average 80.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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