how to pronounce went


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the above transcription of went 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.

went is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… in 2019 white castle went so far as to …”

meanings of went


  1. Past participle of go.
  2. Simple past tense and past participle of wend.
  3. Simple past tense of go.


  1. A course; a way, a path; a journey.

went frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word went occurs in english on average 517.6 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 went 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 went can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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