how to pronounce dan


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the above transcription of dan 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.

dan is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… like their new book dan and Phil go up …”

meanings of dan


  1. Someone who has achieved a level of black belt.
  2. A small truck or sledge used in coal mines.
  3. Acronym of deadenylating nuclease, a protein that binds the 5' cap of mRNA and begins degradation in the 3' to 5' direction.
  4. A rank of black belt in martial arts.
  5. Acronym of Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons. (It is a scientific instrument of the Mars Science Laboratory onboard the Curiosity rover at Mars.).
  6. A title of respect: Sir, Master.
  7. Synonym of picul: a traditional unit of weight and mass.
  8. A title of honour similar to "master" or "father", used of historical and legendary figures of the past.


  1. A male given name from Hebrew & nickname, derived from the prophet Daniel.
  2. The fifth son of Jacob, whose mother was his wife's handmaid Bilhah and adopted by Rachel, who is the second wife of Jacob.
  3. A surname​.
  4. One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Dan.
  5. A river in Shaanxi.
  6. A male given name from Hebrew, derived from the son of Jacob.
  7. The Dan River, the principal tributary of the Jordan, named for the city.
  8. A former city occupied by the tribe.

dan frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word dan occurs in english on average 9.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) education, science, and technology;

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