how to pronounce письмо


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the above transcription of письмо 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.

письмо is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… и тогда она написала письмо своему отцу …”

meanings of письмо


  1. Writing system, script.
  2. Writing (action).
  3. Letter (written communication).

письмо frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word письмо occurs in russian on average 113.5 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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