how to pronounce больше


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the above transcription of больше 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.

больше is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… выплатить в два раза больше не значит …”

meanings of больше


  1. Comparative degree of большо́й (bolʹšój), comparative degree of мно́го (mnógo): bigger, larger, more, greater.
  2. Any more.
  3. Comparative degree of бо́льший (bólʹšij).

больше frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word больше occurs in russian on average 889.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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