how to pronounce щель


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the above transcription of щель 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.

щель is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… миром эта маленькая щель или трубка …”

meanings of щель


  1. Chink, crack; gap, opening.
  2. Fissure; cleft.

щель frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word щель 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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