how to pronounce обвал


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the above transcription of обвал 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.

обвал is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… какой-то резкий обвал в кризис и все там …”

meanings of обвал


  1. Landslide, rockfall (fall of earth, rocks, etc.).
  2. Collapse (of building, stock price, exchange rate, economy, etc.).

обвал frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word обвал occurs in russian on average 1.6 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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