how to pronounce direct


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the above transcription of direct 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.

direct is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of direct pronunciation

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

“… world is having a direct impact on that …”

meaning of direct

Direct means to go straight to a place without going around it.

direct frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word direct occurs in english on average 52.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to direct


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