how to pronounce self


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the above transcription of self 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.

self is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… it is designed to self-right within 30 …”

meaning of self

Self is a pronoun that refers to the person speaking.

self frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word self occurs in english on average 88.1 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 self 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 self can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to self


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