how to pronounce afraid


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afraid is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and and don't be afraid to take a job …”

meanings of afraid


  1. Worried about, feeling concern for, fearing for (someone or something).
  2. Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.
  3. Regretful, sorry.

afraid frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word afraid occurs in english on average 65.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to afraid


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