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An example use of van in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… sold by an ice cream van man in an ice …”
Van is a type of vehicle.
the word van occurs in english on average 42.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
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 van can be often used in the following areas:
1) people, society, and culture;
2) transport and travel;