how to pronounce empathy


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empathy is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… just basic kindness and empathy in the …”

meanings of empathy


  1. Identification with or understanding of the thoughts, feelings, or emotional state of another person.
  2. A paranormal ability to psychically read another person's emotions.
  3. Capacity to understand another person's point of view or the result of such understanding.
  4. MDMA.

empathy frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word empathy occurs in english on average 5.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

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