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the above transcription of some 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.

some is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… art graduates so in some ways we can say …”

meanings of some


  1. A certain, an unspecified or unknown.
  2. An unspecified amount of (something uncountable).
  3. A considerable quantity or number of; approximately.
  4. A certain proportion of, at least two.
  5. An unspecified quantity or number of.
  6. A remarkable.


  1. An indefinite quantity.
  2. An indefinite amount, a part.
  3. A certain number, at least two.


  1. Of a measurement: approximately, roughly.

some frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word some occurs in english on average 2329.9 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 some 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 some can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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