how to pronounce борщ


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of борщ 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.

борщ is pronounced in one syllable

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of борщ

example pitch curve for pronunciation of борщ


test your pronunciation of борщ

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of борщ

video examples of борщ pronunciation

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

“… такими замечательными красками борщ есть …”

meanings of борщ


  1. Borscht, borsht, borshch, borsch (a soup made of beets and cabbage).
  2. Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium).

борщ frequency in russian - C2 level of CEFR

the word борщ occurs in russian on average 5.9 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.

Did this page help you?