how to pronounce challenging


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challenging is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… get through truly challenging times but …”

meanings of challenging


  1. Present participle of challenge.


  1. Difficult, hard to do.


  1. The act of making a challenge.

challenging frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word challenging occurs in english on average 28.3 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 challenging 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 challenging can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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