how to pronounce след


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the above transcription of след 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.

след is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… скажите еще на какой след я совсем почти …”

meanings of след


  1. Trace, sign.
  2. Print.
  3. Track.
  4. Sole of a sock or stocking.
  5. Footprint, footstep.
  6. Vestige.

след frequency in russian - B2 level of CEFR

the word след occurs in russian on average 24.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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