how to pronounce shopping


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the above transcription of shopping 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.

shopping is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… hanging out in baby showers shopping at …”

meanings of shopping


  1. An area's combination of stores and other infrastructure and products available for people who want to shop.
  2. Recently bought goods.
  3. The process of buying goods or services, or searching for those suitable to buy.
  4. Placement in a workshop for overhaul.


  1. Present participle of shop.

shopping frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word shopping occurs in english on average 86.2 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.

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