how to pronounce тьма


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the above transcription of тьма 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.

тьма is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… день и ночь света тьма брать давать все …”

meanings of тьма


  1. Thousands, a multitude, a host, lots of.
  2. Dark, darkness.

тьма frequency in russian - C2 level of CEFR

the word тьма occurs in russian on average 5.9 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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