how to pronounce obstacles


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the above transcription of obstacles 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.

obstacles is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and the obstacles surrounding business …”

meanings of obstacles


  1. Plural of obstacle.

obstacles frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word obstacles occurs in english on average 9.3 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.

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