how to pronounce речь


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the above transcription of речь 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.

речь is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… если не знаете о ком речь книг и вот …”

meanings of речь


  1. Word.
  2. Discourse, talk, conversation.
  3. Speech, language (spoken).

речь frequency in russian - A1 level of CEFR

the word речь occurs in russian on average 116.7 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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