how to pronounce surf


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the above transcription of surf 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.

surf is pronounced in one syllable

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video examples of surf pronunciation

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

“… you surf hello I was what I knew that …”

meaning of surf

Surf is a verb meaning to ride on the surface of a moving body of water, such as a wave, using a board.

surf frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word surf occurs in english on average 5.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to surf


words that rhyme with surf


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