how to pronounce told


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told is pronounced in one syllable

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video examples of told pronunciation

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

“… uh if you if you told a man i i can get …”

meanings of told


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of tell.

told frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word told occurs in english on average 376 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 told 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 told can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to told


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