how to pronounce buy


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the above transcription of buy 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.

buy is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… was saving up to try and buy a house she …”

meaning of buy

Buy means to acquire by paying for.

buy frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word buy occurs in english on average 125.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics buy 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 buy can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to buy


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