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An example use of hobby in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… off-roading not as a hobby at least why …”
Hobby is a word that means a person's favorite activity or interest.
the word hobby occurs in english on average 6.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
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 hobby can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) leisure and entertainment;