how to pronounce need


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the above transcription of need 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.

need is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… act out of fear we need to act out of …”

meaning of need

Need means to have a lack of something needed.

need frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word need occurs in english on average 778.9 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 need 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 need can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to need


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