how to pronounce хрен

/xrʲen/

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the above transcription of хрен 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.

хрен frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word хрен occurs in russian on average 0.4 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.

хрен is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… было и было типа ну и ладно хрен с ним …”

meanings of хрен

noun:

  1. Old fart.
  2. Prick, asshole (a term of contempt for a man).
  3. Horseradish (plant, condiment).
  4. Prick (penis); used as a general curse.

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