how to pronounce русский


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the above transcription of русский 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.

русский is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… вон там кусочек это русский север он …”

meanings of русский


  1. A Russian (a citizen or resident of Russia).
  2. The Russian language (short for ру́сский язы́к (rússkij jazýk)).
  3. A Russian, an ethnic Russian person (for Russian national or resident, see россия́нин (rossijánin)).


  1. Russian, related to Russian ethnicity, language, or culture.
  2. Russian, related to the Russian state.

русский frequency in russian - A2 level of CEFR

the word русский occurs in russian on average 73.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with русский


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