how to pronounce families


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the above transcription of families 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.

families is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… can imagine or know families of all …”

meanings of families


  1. Plural of family.

families frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word families occurs in english on average 76.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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