how to pronounce дурак


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the above transcription of дурак 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.

дурак is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… на том что он дурак или я дурак …”

meanings of дурак


  1. A simple card game in which the last player holding cards in their hand is the loser.
  2. Fool, simpleton, idiot (stupid person with poor judgment).

дурак frequency in russian - C2 level of CEFR

the word дурак occurs in russian on average 9.7 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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