how to pronounce banana


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the above transcription of banana 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.

banana is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… in 1951 they put banana splits on the …”

meaning of banana

A banana is a type of fruit.

banana frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word banana occurs in english on average 23.3 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 banana 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 banana can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) food and health;

3) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to banana


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