how to pronounce taking


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taking is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… moon than to Mars taking only three days …”

meanings of taking


  1. A seizure of someone's goods or possessions.
  2. Cash or money received (by a shop or other business, for example).
  3. A state of mental distress, resulting in excited or erratic behavior (in the expression in a taking).
  4. The act by which something is taken.


  1. Alluring; attractive.
  2. Infectious; contagious.


  1. Present participle of take.

taking frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word taking occurs in english on average 257.5 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 taking 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 taking can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to taking


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