how to pronounce дон


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the above transcription of дон 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.

дон is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… донкихот а когда дон кихот крушит …”

meanings of дон


  1. Don (Spanish or Italian title of respect).
  2. Dong, bong (sound of a bell).


  1. Don (a major river in Russia).

дон frequency in russian - C2 level of CEFR

the word дон occurs in russian on average 7.7 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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