how to pronounce чума


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the above transcription of чума 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.

чума is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… диагноз будет какой маг чума он поедет …”

meanings of чума


  1. The plague, the Black Death.
  2. Plague, pestilence.

чума frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word чума occurs in russian on average 1.6 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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