how to pronounce лишь


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the above transcription of лишь 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.

лишь is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… от своего желания только лишь ни в коем …”

meanings of лишь


  1. Only, merely, just.
  2. As soon as.

лишь frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word лишь occurs in russian on average 432.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with лишь


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