how to pronounce покой


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the above transcription of покой 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.

покой is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… осложнениям и летальному покой но как …”

meanings of покой


  1. Apartment, room, chamber.
  2. Old name of the letter п in the early Cyrillic alphabet.
  3. Calm, rest, peace.
  4. Quiet.

покой frequency in russian - C1 level of CEFR

the word покой occurs in russian on average 18 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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