how to pronounce русалка


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the above transcription of русалка 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.

русалка is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… фильма русалка про любовь звезда …”

meanings of русалка


  1. Nymph, mermaid (in the context of Western fantasy and mythology).
  2. Rusalka; a Slavic female water spirit associated with death by drowning and with Green Week traditions occurring around the time of Pentecost.

русалка frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word русалка occurs in russian on average 1.1 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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