how to pronounce negative


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the above transcription of negative 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.

negative is pronounced in three syllables

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video examples of negative pronunciation

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

“… well as on the negative side so when you …”

meaning of negative

Negative means the opposite of positive.

negative frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word negative occurs in english on average 52.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) people, society, and culture;

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