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An example use of burden in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… high pressure or high burden to the …”
Burden means a weight or load that is difficult or impossible to carry.
the word burden occurs in english on average 16.8 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.
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 burden can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) people, society, and culture;