how to pronounce stay


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the above transcription of stay 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.

stay is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… he decided that to stay would be to fail …”

meaning of stay

Stay means to remain in a place or state.

stay frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word stay occurs in english on average 125.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics stay 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 stay can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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