how to pronounce taken


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taken is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and i must have taken a photo with 50 …”

meanings of taken


  1. Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.
  2. In a serious romantic relationship.


  1. Past participle of take.

taken frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word taken occurs in english on average 219.3 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 taken 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 taken can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to taken


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