how to pronounce van


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the above transcription of van 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.

van is pronounced in one syllable

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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 …”

meaning of van

Van is a type of vehicle.

van frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

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.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to van


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