how to pronounce subway


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the above transcription of subway 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.

subway is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… biggest restaurant chain subway is with …”

meanings of subway


  1. An underground route for pipes, sewers, etc.
  2. An underground railway, especially for mass transit of people in urban areas.
  3. An underground walkway, tunnel for pedestrians (called pedestrian underpass in US).
  4. A rapid transit system, regardless of the elevation of its right of way.
  5. A train that runs on such an underground railway.


  1. To travel by underground railway.

subway frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word subway occurs in english on average 1.5 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.

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

1) transport and travel;

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