how to pronounce retain


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the above transcription of retain 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.

retain is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… life if you don't retain me got it okay …”

meaning of retain

Retain means to keep or hold on to something.

retain frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word retain occurs in english on average 10.3 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.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to retain


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