how to pronounce край


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the above transcription of край 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.

край is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… актерский и край красит красавицы …”

meanings of край


  1. Krai, territory (in Russia).
  2. Border, edge, brink, brim, fringe.
  3. Land, country.
  4. Side, rim.

край frequency in russian - B1 level of CEFR

the word край occurs in russian on average 59.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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