how to pronounce vi


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the above transcription of vi 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.

vi is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… intense survey called the VI speed ad …”

meanings of vi


  1. VI (“U.S. Virgin Islands").
  2. A diminutive of the female given names Violet and Viola.
  3. Abbreviation of Virgin Islands.


  1. Verb, intransitive.
  2. Initialism of verb intransitive or intransitive verb (often appears in dual language dictionaries).

vi frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word vi occurs in english on average 5.8 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.

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