how to pronounce мел


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the above transcription of мел 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.

мел is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… руках самый обычный мел кусок извести я …”

meanings of мел


  1. Chalk.
  2. Cretaceous.
  3. Cocaine.

мел frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word мел occurs in russian on average 2.7 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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