how to pronounce совок


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the above transcription of совок 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.

совок is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… суицидальный депрессивный совок мне …”

meanings of совок


  1. Scoop, dustpan.
  2. Person supporting Soviet ideology, morals or habits, sovok.
  3. Soviet Union, sovok, sovdep, sovdepia/sovdepiya.

совок frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word совок occurs in russian on average 1.3 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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