how to pronounce trying


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trying is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… i know he was trying to be gracious but …”

meanings of trying


  1. Difficult to endure; arduous.
  2. Irritating, stressful or bothersome.


  1. Present participle of try.


  1. The act by which one tries something; an attempt.

trying frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word trying occurs in english on average 346.8 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 trying 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 trying can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to trying


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