how to pronounce фонарь


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the above transcription of фонарь 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.

фонарь is pronounced in two syllables

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

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meanings of фонарь


  1. Electric torch, pocket lamp, flashlight.
  2. Taillight, taillamp.
  3. Lantern, streetlight, streetlamp.
  4. Shiner, black eye.
  5. Canopy.

фонарь frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word фонарь occurs in russian on average 3.4 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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