how to pronounce won


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the above transcription of won 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.

won is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… this one well he won that one that's why …”

meanings of won


  1. To be accustomed to do something.
  2. Simple past tense and past participle of win.
  3. To live, remain.


  1. The currency of Korea, worth 100 jun in North Korea and 100 jeon in South Korea.

won frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word won occurs in english on average 288.3 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 won 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 won can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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