how to pronounce asking


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the above transcription of asking 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.

asking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… i would not be asking for this exception …”

meanings of asking


  1. A request, or petition.
  2. The marriage banns.
  3. The act or process of posing a question or making a request.


  1. Present participle of ask.


  1. That asks; that expresses a question or request.

asking frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word asking occurs in english on average 92.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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