how to pronounce listen


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the above transcription of listen 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.

listen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… seriously if you only listen to one of …”

meaning of listen

Listen means to hear with attention.

listen frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word listen occurs in english on average 97.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

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