how to pronounce shift


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the above transcription of shift 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.

shift is pronounced in one syllable

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video examples of shift pronunciation

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

“… to see the models shift the model shifts …”

meaning of shift

Shift means to change the position of something, to move it from one place to another.

shift frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word shift occurs in english on average 34.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

3) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to shift


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