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An example use of amateur in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… advertising Amateur Night right down at …”
Amateur means someone who is not paid to do something, someone who does something for pleasure.
the word amateur occurs in english on average 11 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
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 amateur can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;
2) education, science, and technology;
3) leisure and entertainment;
4) people, society, and culture;