how to pronounce proficient


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proficient is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… are experts who are really proficient at …”

meanings of proficient


  1. Good at something; skilled; fluent; practiced, especially in relation to a task or skill.


  1. An expert.

proficient frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word proficient occurs in english on average 2.2 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 proficient 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 proficient can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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