how to pronounce мат


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the above transcription of мат 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.

мат is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… многих ситуациях мы говорим мат но люди …”

meanings of мат


  1. Foul language; language that includes obscene words deriving from a small set of roots for sex, sexual organs, and sexuality.
  2. Checkmate, mate (Russian notation: ×).
  3. Mat, floor mat (woven floor covering, or soft floor pad in athletics).
  4. Mat, matte finish, frost (glass).

мат frequency in russian - C2 level of CEFR

the word мат occurs in russian on average 4.9 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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