how to pronounce ван


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the above transcription of ван 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.

ван is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… проект а и за ван в исландии и …”

meanings of ван


  1. One of the Vanir.
  2. King (in Ancient China); prince (in the Chinese Empire).

ван frequency in russian - C1 level of CEFR

the word ван occurs in russian on average 10.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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