how to pronounce unable


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the above transcription of unable 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.

unable is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and if I was unable to do that which I …”

meaning of unable

Unable means not able to do something.

unable frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word unable occurs in english on average 38.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics unable 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 unable can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to unable


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