how to pronounce профан


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the above transcription of профан 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.

профан is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… полный профан вообще не понимаю что …”

meanings of профан


  1. Ignoramus (totally ignorant person).
  2. Layman, outsider.

профан frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word профан occurs in russian on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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