how to pronounce happens


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the above transcription of happens 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.

happens is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… so what happens when you get sick you …”

meanings of happens


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of happen.

happens frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word happens occurs in english on average 109.3 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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