how to pronounce телефон


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the above transcription of телефон 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.

телефон is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… 24 берут на телефон лужа снимаю чем твои …”

meanings of телефон


  1. Small speaker near ears, earphone, headphone.
  2. Telephone number.
  3. Telephone.

телефон frequency in russian - B1 level of CEFR

the word телефон occurs in russian on average 60 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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