how to pronounce jerky


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jerky is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… bit herky-jerky and you might have too …”

meaning of jerky

Jerky is a type of meat that is dried and smoked.

jerky frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word jerky occurs in english on average 2 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 jerky 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 jerky can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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