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found is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… was in there I found it about half full …”

meanings of found


  1. To begin building.
  2. To start (an institution or organization).
  3. Simple past tense and past participle of find.
  4. To form by melting a metal and pouring it into a mould; to cast.
  5. To melt, especially of metal in an industrial setting.


  1. Food and lodging; board.
  2. A thin, single-cut file for comb-makers.

found frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word found occurs in english on average 506.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

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