how to pronounce there


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the above transcription of there 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.

there is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… um as you can see there is a pretty good …”

meanings of there


  1. In a place or location (stated, implied or otherwise indicated) at some distance from the speaker (compare here).
  2. In existence or in this world; see pronoun section below.
  3. To or into that place; thither.
  4. In that matter, relation, etc.; at that point, stage, etc., regarded as a distinct place.
  5. Where, there where, in which place.


  1. Used with other verbs, when raised.
  2. Used as an expletive subject of be in its sense of “exist", with the semantic, usually indefinite subject being postponed or (occasionally) implied.
  3. Used with other intransitive verbs of existence, in the same sense, or with other intransitive verbs, adding a sense of existence.
  4. Appended to words of greeting etc.
  5. That.


  1. Used to offer encouragement or sympathy.
  2. Used to express victory or completion.


  1. That place.
  2. That status; that position.


  1. Misspelling of they're.


  1. Misspelling of their.

there frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word there occurs in english on average 2832.7 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 there 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 there can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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