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An example use of southern in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… he dubbed it the Southern Cross minor he …”
Southern is a region of the United States.
the word southern occurs in english on average 55.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 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 southern can be often used in the following areas:
1) life, nature, and living environment;
2) people, society, and culture;