how to pronounce минус


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the above transcription of минус 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.

минус is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… то у нас получается минус 1 thing on …”

meanings of минус


  1. Minus.
  2. Disadvantage, defect, shortcoming.
  3. A subzero temperature (below zero degrees Celsius).
  4. Minus sign, −.

минус frequency in russian - B2 level of CEFR

the word минус occurs in russian on average 23.8 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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