how to pronounce боль


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the above transcription of боль 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.

боль is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… ну это все равно через боль да ну как бы …”

meanings of боль


  1. Pang, stab, stitch.
  2. Pain, ache.

боль frequency in russian - B1 level of CEFR

the word боль occurs in russian on average 43 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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