how to pronounce afford


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the above transcription of afford 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.

afford is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of afford in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… popular for those who can afford it …”

meaning of afford

Afford means to be able to pay for something.

afford frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word afford occurs in english on average 33.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics afford can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that afford can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to afford


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