how to pronounce тень


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the above transcription of тень 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.

тень is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… сделать чтобы была тень вы видите …”

meanings of тень


  1. Eye shadow.
  2. Shade.
  3. Shadow.
  4. Vestige, particle, atom, hint.
  5. Apparition, phantom, ghost.

тень frequency in russian - C1 level of CEFR

the word тень occurs in russian on average 15 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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