how to pronounce aficionado


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the above transcription of aficionado 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.

aficionado is pronounced in five syllables

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

“… wasn't a big art aficionado when I was …”

meanings of aficionado


  1. An amateur bullfighter.
  2. A person who likes, knows about, and appreciates a particular interest or activity (originally bullfighting); a fan or devotee.

aficionado frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word aficionado occurs in english on average 1.1 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.

topics aficionado 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 aficionado can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

3) people, society, and culture;

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