how to pronounce болван


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the above transcription of болван 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.

болван is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… тем что напишешь юрий дуть болван это …”

meanings of болван


  1. Blockhead, dimwit (stupid person).
  2. Block (for hats or wigs).
  3. Dummy (in card games).

болван frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word болван occurs in russian on average 0.7 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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