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sub is pronounced in one syllable
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video examples of sub pronunciation
An example use of sub in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… gamers MOBAs are a sub-genre of real …”
meanings of sub
A subscription: a payment made for membership of a club, etc.
A subscription (or (by extension) a subscriber) to an online channel or feed.
A submarine sandwich: a sandwich made on a long bun.
Subsistence money: part of a worker's wages paid before the work is finished.
A substitute, often in sports.
A subroutine (sometimes one that does not return a value, as distinguished from a function, which does).
Less commonly, and often as sub on, to bring on (a player) as a substitute.
To substitute for.
To replace (a player) with a substitute.
To coat with a layer of adhering material; to planarize by means of such a coating.
To perform the work of a subeditor or copy editor; to subedit.
To take a submissive role.
To work as a substitute teacher, especially in primary and secondary education.
To prepare (a slide) with a layer of transparent substance to support and/or fix the sample.
sub frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR
the word sub occurs in english on average 5.4 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.