how to pronounce лень


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the above transcription of лень 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.

лень is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… если у вас возникает лень и при этом вы …”

meanings of лень


  1. Laziness, idleness, indolence.


  1. (do/does) not want; feels lazy (to do something).

лень frequency in russian - B2 level of CEFR

the word лень occurs in russian on average 28.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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