how to pronounce down


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the above transcription of down 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.

down is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… friend of his to take down a memo on his …”

meaning of down

Down means to move or come down from a higher place to a lower place.

down frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word down occurs in english on average 960.3 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 down 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 down can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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