how to pronounce surfing


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the above transcription of surfing 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.

surfing is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… i stumbled upon surfing in in montauk …”

meanings of surfing


  1. The pastime or sport of riding surf on a surfboard.
  2. The activity of browsing the Internet.


  1. Present participle of surf.

surfing frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word surfing occurs in english on average 5.5 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 surfing 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 surfing can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) transport and travel;

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