how to pronounce bi


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the above transcription of bi 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.

bi is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… tightening the existing bi-american …”

meanings of bi


  1. A bisexual person.
  2. A type of jade disk produced in ancient China.
  3. Initialism of business interruption.
  4. Initialism of business intelligence.


  1. Bisexual.

bi frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bi occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to bi


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