how to pronounce collecting


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collecting is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and they love collecting vinyl records …”

meanings of collecting


  1. A hobby including seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever items are of interest to the individual collector.


  1. Present participle of collect.

collecting frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word collecting occurs in english on average 16.4 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 collecting 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 collecting can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) leisure and entertainment;

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