how to pronounce лес


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the above transcription of лес 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.

лес is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… когда меня жестко и пошлют в лес не могу …”

meanings of лес


  1. Much, many, a lot of smth. (especially high, eminent).
  2. Forest, woods.
  3. Lumber, timber.
  4. Леса́ scaffolding, scaffold trestle, falsework.

лес frequency in russian - B1 level of CEFR

the word лес occurs in russian on average 41.2 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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