how to pronounce союз


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the above transcription of союз 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.

союз is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… тайного общества союз девяти неизвестных …”

meanings of союз


  1. Conjunction.
  2. Confederation, confederacy.
  3. League.
  4. Union.
  5. Alliance.


  1. Short for the Soyuz spacecraft.
  2. Soviet Union (a former country in Europe and Asia, USSR) (literally, "The Union").

союз frequency in russian - B2 level of CEFR

the word союз occurs in russian on average 29.6 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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