how to pronounce obligation


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the above transcription of obligation 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.

obligation is pronounced in four syllables

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video examples of obligation pronunciation

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

“… um it is our obligation to advance the …”

meaning of obligation

Obligation is a legal or moral duty or a debt.

obligation frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word obligation occurs in english on average 8.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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