how to pronounce canada


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the above transcription of canada 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.

canada is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… have a relationship like Canada in the …”

meanings of canada


  1. (1608-1763) The most active province of New France. Nowadays corresponds to the territory of much of Quebec, Ontario, and several US states (aligning with the Saint Lawrence River and Ottawa River plains and Great Lakes plains, and Laurentian Mountains).
  2. A country in North America.
  3. Lower Canada 1791-1840 (also Canada East 1840-1867, now province of Quebec) or respectively Upper Canada (Canada West, now province of Ontario), often “the Canadas" (or politically, “United Canada" 1840-1867).
  4. A surname​.


  1. A former liquid measure of four quartilhos, especially used for wine.
  2. A country bordering a larger country that shares many similarities with it, but is overshadowed by the more prominent larger.

canada frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word canada occurs in english on average 44.1 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.

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