how to pronounce икра


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the above transcription of икра 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.

икра is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… не в appstore и не черная икра не то с …”

meanings of икра


  1. Roe, spawn (of fish), also small eggs of frogs or other amphibia.
  2. Caviar (as food).
  3. Paste (dish of mushrooms or vegetables minced into small particles).
  4. Drifting ice floe (especially on a river).
  5. Calf of the leg, (musculus gastrocnemius) gastrocnemius muscle.

икра frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word икра occurs in russian on average 4.1 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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