how to pronounce бой


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the above transcription of бой 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.

бой is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… броситься в бой шашкой наголо …”

meanings of бой


  1. Boy (servant).
  2. Striking (of a clock).
  3. Fight, fighting, struggle.
  4. Beating, breakage.
  5. Battle, combat, engagement.

бой frequency in russian - B2 level of CEFR

the word бой occurs in russian on average 22.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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