how to pronounce koala


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the above transcription of koala 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.

koala is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… here to bring my koala philosophy I …”

meanings of koala


  1. A tree-dwelling marsupial, Phascolarctos cinereus, that resembles a small bear with a broad head, large ears and sharp claws, mainly found in eastern Australia.

koala frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word koala occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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