how to pronounce helpful


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the above transcription of helpful 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.

helpful frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word helpful occurs in english on average 4.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

helpful is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… i think might be helpful or useful for a …”

meanings of helpful


  1. Furnishing help; giving aid; useful.

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