how to pronounce however


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the above transcription of however 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.

however is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… tied to his car however had all sorts of …”

meanings of however


  1. To whatever degree or extent.
  2. An emphatic form of how.
  3. In whatever way or manner.
  4. In any case, at any rate, at all events.
  5. Nevertheless; yet, still; in spite of (that).


  1. Although, though, but, yet.
  2. In whatever way or manner.

however frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word however occurs in english on average 605 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 however 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 however can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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