how to pronounce observe


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the above transcription of observe 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.

observe is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… classrooms I observe I interview …”

meaning of observe

Observe means to watch or look at attentively.

observe frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word observe occurs in english on average 16.6 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 observe 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 observe can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to observe


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