how to pronounce брань


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the above transcription of брань 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.

брань is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… компании брань я никому неизвестные …”

meanings of брань


  1. Battle, fight.
  2. Scolding, invective, swearing.
  3. Cloth with fancy patterns.

брань frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word брань occurs in russian on average 1.7 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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