how to pronounce did


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did is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… took heads the BBC I did what I did not …”

meanings of did


  1. Initialism of direct inward dialing.
  2. Initialism of dissociative identity disorder.
  3. Initialism of damsel in distress.


  1. Past participle of do.
  2. Simple past tense of do.

did frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word did occurs in english on average 1434.3 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 did 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 did can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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