how to pronounce not


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the above transcription of not 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.

not is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of not in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… up a little bit so it's not to to to a …”

meaning of not

Not means not at all, not in any way.

not frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word not occurs in english on average 4570.3 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 not 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 not can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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