how to pronounce гулаг


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гулаг is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… его как баке было гулаг не мог бы быть …”

meanings of гулаг


  1. Acronym of Гла́вное управле́ние исправи́тельно-трудовы́х лагере́й (Glávnoje upravlénije ispravítelʹno-trudovýx lageréj, “chief administration of correctional labor camps"): gulag.

гулаг frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word гулаг occurs in russian on average 1.5 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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