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An example use of problem in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… me a bit of a problem is the word light …”
Problem is a word that means something that is difficult or unpleasant to deal with.
the word problem occurs in english on average 289.9 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.
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 problem can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;