how to pronounce fail


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the above transcription of fail 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.

fail is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… even a schoolboy would fail to detect at …”

meaning of fail

Fail means to fail or to be unsuccessful.

fail frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word fail occurs in english on average 33.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to fail


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