how to pronounce suffered


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the above transcription of suffered 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.

suffered is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… Union may have suffered as many as forty …”

meanings of suffered


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of suffer.

suffered frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word suffered occurs in english on average 26 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 suffered 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 suffered can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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