how to pronounce family


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the above transcription of family 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.

family is pronounced in three syllables

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video examples of family pronunciation

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

“… were 11 of us in my family so 11 of us …”

meaning of family

Family is a group of people related by blood or marriage.

family frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word family occurs in english on average 344.9 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.

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