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An example use of river in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… we went across the river and i was at …”
A river is a natural stream of water flowing over the ground or through the ground.
the word river occurs in english on average 74.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.