how to pronounce pidgin


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the above transcription of pidgin 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.

pidgin is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of pidgin pronunciation

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

“… mentioned pidgin again just squeeze it …”

meanings of pidgin


  1. A person's business, occupation, work, or trade.
  2. An amalgamation of two disparate languages, used by two populations having no common language as a lingua franca to communicate with each other, lacking formalized grammar and having a small, utilitarian vocabulary and no native speakers.

pidgin frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pidgin occurs in english on average 0.4 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 pidgin 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 pidgin can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

words with pronunciation similar to pidgin


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