how to pronounce pay


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the above transcription of pay 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.

pay is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… forced to fold and pay a license fee and …”

meaning of pay

Pay means to give money in return for work or goods.

pay frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word pay occurs in english on average 220.2 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 pay 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 pay can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to pay


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