how to pronounce пока


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the above transcription of пока 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.

пока is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… это это многолетний труд пока еще в то …”

meanings of пока


  1. For the present, for the time being.
  2. For now (at the moment; until later).


  1. So long as, while.


  1. Bye; so long; I'll see you later; see you soon.

пока frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word пока occurs in russian on average 840.6 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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