how to pronounce simply


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simply is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… something instead of simply see it the …”

meanings of simply


  1. In a simple way or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; alone.
  2. Weakly; foolishly; stupidly.
  3. Plainly; without art or subtlety.
  4. Absolutely, positively.
  5. Frankly.
  6. Merely; solely.

simply frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word simply occurs in english on average 214.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to simply


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