how to pronounce strain


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the above transcription of strain 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.

strain is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… enough to take the strain don't tow this …”

meaning of strain

To strain means to make something difficult or painful.

strain frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word strain occurs in english on average 25.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to strain


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