how to pronounce understands


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the above transcription of understands 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.

understands is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… engineer who understands countermeasures …”

meanings of understands


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of understand.

understands frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word understands occurs in english on average 12.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to understands


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