how to pronounce chinatown


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the above transcription of chinatown 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.

chinatown is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… pushed in oakland's chinatown one of …”

meanings of chinatown


  1. A district of a city or town (in a country other than China) in which there is a large concentration of Chinese residents and businesses.
  2. By extension, such a district filled with stereotype "Chinese" people, of East Asians and Southeast Asians.

chinatown frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word chinatown occurs in english on average 2.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

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