how to pronounce слон


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the above transcription of слон 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.

слон is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… неважно откуда ты хоть слон да ну хоть …”

meanings of слон


  1. Elephant.
  2. Bishop.

слон frequency in russian - C1 level of CEFR

the word слон occurs in russian on average 11.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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