how to pronounce bear


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the above transcription of bear 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.

bear is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… ensuring americans don't bear a burden …”

meaning of bear

Bear is a type of animal.

bear frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word bear occurs in english on average 59.9 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 bear 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 bear can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to bear


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