how to pronounce ель


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the above transcription of ель 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.

ель is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… говорят больше чем ель цинк прости что …”

meanings of ель


  1. Spruce.
  2. Fir-tree.

ель frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ель occurs in russian on average 3.2 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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