how to pronounce калька


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the above transcription of калька 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.

калька is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… я например это калька уже кириллическая …”

meanings of калька


  1. Tracing paper.
  2. Tracing (a reproduction on such paper).
  3. Calque.

калька frequency in russian - C2 level of CEFR

the word калька occurs in russian on average 5.7 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.

words that rhyme with калька


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