how to pronounce idea


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the above transcription of idea 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.

idea is pronounced in three syllables

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video examples of idea pronunciation

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

“… i think it's a good idea i want to steal …”

meaning of idea

Idea means a thought or notion that occurs to someone.

idea frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word idea occurs in english on average 321.7 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 idea 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 idea can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to idea


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