how to pronounce being


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the above transcription of being 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.

being is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of being in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… less money and not being a bit crazy on …”

meanings of being


  1. An abode; a cottage.
  2. A living creature.
  3. One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality.
  4. The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state.
  5. That which has actuality (materially or in concept).


  1. Present participle of be.


  1. Given that; since.

being frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word being occurs in english on average 890.7 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 being 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 being can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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