how to pronounce костыль


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костыль is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… назовем его костыль как раньше называли …”

meanings of костыль


  1. Crutch.
  2. Kludge, workaround, hack.
  3. Tail skid.
  4. Rail spike.

костыль frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word костыль occurs in russian on average 0.8 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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