how to pronounce suffering


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the above transcription of suffering 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.

suffering is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… communities that are suffering can be …”

meanings of suffering


  1. Experiencing pain.


  1. The condition of someone who suffers; a state of pain or distress.


  1. Present participle of suffer.

suffering frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word suffering occurs in english on average 43.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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