how to pronounce чур


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the above transcription of чур 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.

чур is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… одну кому и а то я так не считаю чур у …”

meanings of чур


  1. Avaunt, away.
  2. Mind you, but mind.
  3. Bags (it)!, dibs.


  1. An idol used in native Slavic religious rites.
  2. An ancestor.

чур frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word чур occurs in russian on average 2.3 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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