how to pronounce wan


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the above transcription of wan 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.

wan is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… help me obi-wan Kenobi you're my screen …”

meanings of wan


  1. Pronunciation spelling of one, representing Ireland English.
  2. A girl or woman.
  3. Acronym of wide area network.
  4. The quality of being wan; wanness.


  1. Pale, sickly-looking.
  2. Bland, uninterested.
  3. Dim, faint.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of win.


  1. A surname​.

wan frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word wan occurs in english on average 2.6 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 wan 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 wan can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to wan


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