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An example use of young in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… the time he was a young man by 1860 he …”
Young means a person who is not old enough to be considered an adult.
the word young occurs in english on average 270.6 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.
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 young can be often used in the following areas:
1) life, nature, and living environment;
2) people, society, and culture;