how to pronounce folk


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the above transcription of folk 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.

folk is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… medicine starts out as folk remedies …”

meaning of folk

Folk is a term for a group of people who share a common culture, language, or ethnicity.

folk frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word folk occurs in english on average 21.3 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 folk 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 folk can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to folk


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