how to pronounce intern


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intern is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… Elsa ruble began as an intern at a Viva …”

meanings of intern


  1. To internalize.
  2. To confine or hold (foreign military personnel who stray into the state's territory) within prescribed limits during wartime.
  3. To work as an intern. Usually with little or no pay or other legal prerogatives of employment, for the purpose of furthering a program of education.
  4. (transitive) To imprison somebody, usually without trial.


  1. A student or recent graduate who works in order to gain experience in their chosen field.
  2. A medical student or recent graduate working in a hospital as a final part of medical training.
  3. A person who is interned, forcibly or voluntarily.


  1. Internal.

intern frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word intern occurs in english on average 4.9 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.

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

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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