how to pronounce child


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child is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… that for the relationship we have with our child it is sure that it is not very …”

meanings of child


  1. Alternative letter-case form of child often used when referring to God or another important child who is understood from context.
  2. (figuratively) A figurative offspring.
  3. One's direct descendant by birth, regardless of age; a son or daughter.
  4. A female child, a girl.
  5. Anything derived from or caused by something.
  6. Alternative form of childe (“youth of noble birth").
  7. A data item, process, or object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another.
  8. A person who has not yet reached adulthood, whether natural (puberty), cultural (initiation), or legal (majority).
  9. A person considered a product of a place or culture, a member of a tribe or culture, regardless of age.
  10. The thirteenth Lenormand card.


  1. To give birth; to beget or procreate.


  1. A surname​.

child frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word child occurs in english on average 255.3 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.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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