how to pronounce undertaking


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undertaking is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… worked on while undertaking my doctorate …”

meanings of undertaking


  1. The business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals.
  2. That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.
  3. A promise or pledge; a guarantee.
  4. The act of one who undertakes (in either sense).


  1. Present participle of undertake.

undertaking frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word undertaking occurs in english on average 4.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to undertaking


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