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the above transcription of whatever 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.

whatever is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… come forward with whatever ideas and …”

meanings of whatever


  1. No matter what; for any.
  2. Anything that.


  1. Anything; sometimes used to indicate that the speaker does not care about options.
  2. No matter what; for any.


  1. At all, absolutely, whatsoever.
  2. Unexceptional or unimportant; blah.


  1. A holophrastic expression used discourteously to indicate that the speaker does not consider the matter worthy of further discussion.


  1. Something whose exact kind or nature is unimportant; a thingy.

whatever frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word whatever occurs in english on average 132.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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