how to pronounce кардинал


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the above transcription of кардинал 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.

кардинал is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… такой вот серый кардинал какой-то …”

meanings of кардинал


  1. Cardinal.
  2. Cardinal (official in Catholic Church).
  3. Cardinal fish.

кардинал frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word кардинал occurs in russian on average 2.4 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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