how to pronounce expecting


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expecting is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… win um we're expecting him in the coming …”

meanings of expecting


  1. Present participle of expect.


  1. Of a woman or female animal, in expectation of giving birth; pregnant.


  1. The process by which somebody expects something.

expecting frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word expecting occurs in english on average 32.2 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 expecting 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 expecting can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

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