how to pronounce suffer


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suffer is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… likely the eu will suffer in other ways …”

meaning of suffer

Suffering means experiencing or enduring pain, distress, or hardship.

suffer frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word suffer occurs in english on average 34.8 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 suffer 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 suffer can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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