how to pronounce why


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the above transcription of why 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.

why is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… of their lives to say why am i doing all …”

meaning of why

Why is a word that is used to ask questions about the cause, reason, or motive of something.

why frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word why occurs in english on average 682.3 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 why 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 why can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to why


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