how to pronounce один


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the above transcription of один 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.

один is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… не выходит он выходит один в этом сила в …”

meanings of один


  1. A, a certain, some.
  2. Only (especially with negative connotation).
  3. Some (do something or have some quality), while others (do not do it; do something else; do not have this quality; or have another or the opposite quality).
  4. One (1).
  5. Alone.

один frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word один occurs in russian on average 789.4 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.

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