how to pronounce ran


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the above transcription of ran 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.

ran is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… for example biden ran on being different …”

meanings of ran


  1. Simple past tense of rin.
  2. Past participle of run.
  3. Simple past tense of run.


  1. Open robbery.
  2. Initialism of radio access network (“the underlying physical connection method for a radio based communication network").
  3. Yarns coiled on a spun-yarn winch.


  1. A female given name from Japanese.
  2. A male given name from Hebrew.
  3. Royal Australian Navy.

ran frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word ran occurs in english on average 90.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to ran


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