how to pronounce левый


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the above transcription of левый 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.

левый is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… блин не общаться на левый фланг на самом …”

meanings of левый


  1. Left, left-hand.
  2. Port.
  3. Counterfeit.
  4. Wrong, strange, unsuitable, impertinent.
  5. Left-wing, leftist.


  1. Leftist, one who believes in the political left.

левый frequency in russian - C2 level of CEFR

the word левый occurs in russian on average 6.5 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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