how to pronounce life


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the above transcription of life 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.

life is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… is starting to have a life of its own if …”

meaning of life

Life is the condition that distinguishes organisms that have some kind of metabolism, growth, response to stimuli, and reproduction from those that do not.

life frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word life occurs in english on average 1064.2 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.

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