how to pronounce fake


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fake is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… it's gresham's law it's fake money so i …”

meanings of fake


  1. To coil (a rope, line, or hawser), by winding alternately in opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of eight form, to prevent twisting when running out.
  2. To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.
  3. To make a false display of, to affect, to feign, to simulate.
  4. To make a counterfeit, to counterfeit, to forge, to falsify.
  5. To modify fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is.


  1. A trick; a swindle.
  2. Something which is not genuine, or is presented fraudulently.
  3. One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.
  4. A move meant to deceive an opposing player, used for gaining advantage for example when dribbling an opponent.


  1. Not real; false, fraudulent.
  2. Insincere.

fake frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word fake occurs in english on average 25.5 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 fake 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 fake can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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