how to pronounce paternal


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the above transcription of paternal 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.

paternal is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… I didn't grasp the paternal love until I …”

meaning of paternal

Paternal means of or relating to a father.

paternal frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word paternal occurs in english on average 2.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

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