how to pronounce often


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the above transcription of often 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.

often is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… to wash your hands often and to do it …”

meanings of often


  1. Frequently, many times.


  1. Frequent.

often frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word often occurs in english on average 376.4 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 often 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 often can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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