how to pronounce characters


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of characters 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.

characters is pronounced in three syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of characters

example pitch curve for pronunciation of characters


test your pronunciation of characters

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video examples of characters pronunciation

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

“… then write down the characters that will …”

meanings of characters


  1. Plural of character.

characters frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word characters occurs in english on average 156.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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