how to pronounce кукушка


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the above transcription of кукушка 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.

кукушка is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… кукушку всем one ку-ку кукушка да да да …”

meanings of кукушка


  1. Cuckoo.
  2. Cuckoo (a term for a suburban light-rail with several cars).
  3. Sniper whose firing position is located in a tree.
  4. Cuckoo (a term used for the old «Ку» series locomotives).

кукушка frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word кукушка occurs in russian on average 0.9 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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