how to pronounce going


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the above transcription of going 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.

going frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word going occurs in english on average 119.9 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.

going is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… get a degree I'm not going to be able to …”

meanings of going


  1. The suitability of ground for riding, walking etc.
  2. The whereabouts (of something).
  3. Progress.
  4. Pregnancy; gestation; childbearing.
  5. Conditions for advancing in any way.
  6. Course of life; behaviour; doings; ways.
  7. A departure.


  1. Likely to continue; viable.
  2. Available.
  3. Current, prevailing.


  1. Present participle of go.
  2. Attending or visiting (a stated event, place, etc.) habitually or regularly.


  1. A surname​.

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