how to pronounce near


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the above transcription of near 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.

near is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… bank failures in the near future unless …”

meaning of near

To be near means to be close (not far) from something.

near frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word near occurs in english on average 132.4 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.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to near


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