how to pronounce very


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the above transcription of very 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.

very is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… after those days they realized that it was a very important team for themselves, mom …”

meanings of very


  1. True, real, actual.
  2. The same; identical.
  3. With limiting effect: mere.


  1. Conforming to fact, reality or rule; true.
  2. Used to firmly establish that nothing else surpasses in some respect.
  3. To a great extent or degree.

very frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word very occurs in english on average 1264.8 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 very 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 very can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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