how to pronounce karma


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the above transcription of karma 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.

karma is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… i met karma hayal and salma abu shaban …”

meanings of karma


  1. A force or law of nature which causes one to reap what one sows; destiny; fate.
  2. A distinctive feeling, aura, or atmosphere.
  3. A score assigned to a user of a discussion forum, indicating the popularity of their posts with other users.
  4. The sum total of a person's actions, which determine the person's next incarnation in samsara, the cycle of death and rebirth.

karma frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word karma occurs in english on average 7.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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