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PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): [sɛ ʂɛ ˈa] (phonetic respelling: сэ-ше-а́)
  • (colloquial) IPA(key): [sʂa]
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Proper nounEdit

США (SŠAm inan pl (indeclinable)

  1. initialism of Соединённые Шта́ты Аме́рики (Sojedinjónnyje Štáty Amériki): U.S.A. (United States of America)

Usage notesEdit

  • The traditional pronunciation uses the colloquial pronunciation of the letters С (S) and Ш (Š), /sɛ/ and /ʂɛ/, rather than their traditional literary pronunciations /ɛs/ and /ʂa/.