how to pronounce сумбур


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the above transcription of сумбур 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.

сумбур is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… чуть-чуть сумбур рассказал но суть в том …”

meanings of сумбур


  1. Confusion.

сумбур frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word сумбур occurs in russian on average 1.2 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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