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Is there any difference in pronunciation between the words "fiancé (a male)" and "fiancée (a female)"?

I see no difference between transcriptions above-mentioned words, and what words / variants would be better to use in those meanings? fiancé /fɪˈɑːnseɪ/ /fɪˈɒnseɪ/ /fɪˈɒ̃seɪ/ - ODO fiancée /fɪˈɒnseɪ/ ...
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blonde or blond

https://www.lingq.com/learn/en/preview/item/431401/ I was on my bike, and I saw the thief as I cycled past. It was quite dark, but I could tell he was old, at least 35, with blonde hair. He was ...
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Russian loan words in English [closed]

I have a task to make a research paper about Russian loan-words in English and can't find any informative material. Could you help me, please? I spent hours googling and got almost nothing. Is this ...
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