how to pronounce expect


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the above transcription of expect 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.

expect frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word expect occurs in english on average 9.2 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.

expect is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of expect pronunciation

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

“… okay so can we expect to see greg and …”

meaning of expect

Expect means to anticipate with confidence that something will happen or be the case.

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