how to pronounce pertain


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the above transcription of pertain 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.

pertain is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and a lot of those pertain to disasters …”

meanings of pertain


  1. To relate, to refer, be relevant to.
  2. To belong to or be a part of; be an adjunct, attribute, or accessory of.
  3. To apply; to be or remain in place; to continue to be applicable.

pertain frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pertain occurs in english on average 1.3 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 pertain 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 pertain can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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