how to pronounce salsa


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the above transcription of salsa 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.

salsa is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… said uh hot salsa in her bag right when …”

meaning of salsa

Salsa is a type of Latin American music.

salsa frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word salsa occurs in english on average 10.7 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 salsa 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 salsa can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to salsa


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