how to pronounce слышь


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the above transcription of слышь 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.

слышь is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… она не тупая слышь ты сказал только что …”

meanings of слышь


  1. Contraction of слы́шишь (slýšišʹ).


  1. Hey! (literally "do you hear").

слышь frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word слышь occurs in russian on average 0.9 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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