how to pronounce хвост


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the above transcription of хвост 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.

хвост is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… и поэтому мы ее и в хвост и в гриву и …”

meanings of хвост


  1. Tail.
  2. Queue.
  3. Arrears (academic).

хвост frequency in russian - B2 level of CEFR

the word хвост occurs in russian on average 23.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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