how to pronounce язык


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the above transcription of язык 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.

язык is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… и разбирать их язык жестов и и чего там …”

meanings of язык


  1. Language.
  2. Clapper (of a bell).
  3. Prisoner for interrogation, canary, informer.
  4. Tongue.

язык frequency in russian - A2 level of CEFR

the word язык occurs in russian on average 89.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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