how to pronounce тоска


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the above transcription of тоска 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.

тоска is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… нужно по работе вот тоска и вышли на чем …”

meanings of тоска


  1. Boredom, ennui, weariness.
  2. Melancholy, depression.

тоска frequency in russian - C2 level of CEFR

the word тоска occurs in russian on average 8.1 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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