how to pronounce первый


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the above transcription of первый 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.

первый is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… килограмм а вы это первый раз делает нет …”

meanings of первый


  1. First.
  2. Chief, main.

первый frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word первый occurs in russian on average 410.8 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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