how to pronounce ян


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the above transcription of ян 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.

ян is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… очень крутой актерский состав ян цапник …”

meanings of ян


  1. A male given name, Yan, equivalent to English John: (perceived as a West Slavic name).
  2. A Mandarin surname​, Yang.


  1. Yang.

ян frequency in russian - C2 level of CEFR

the word ян occurs in russian on average 6.9 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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