UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciations'frank': /ˈfræŋk/; 'Frank': English: /fræŋk/, German: /fraŋk/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/fræŋk/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'frank': (frangk); 'Frank': (frangk, frängk; Russ., fränk; Ger.[?r] frängk)

Inflections of 'frank' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
adj comparative
adj superlative
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. appreciate you being frank (with me)
  2. has always been frank (with me)
  3. can finally be frank with you (about)
  4. is [very, refreshingly] frank on the subject of
  5. is [very] frank about
  6. let me be frank (here)
  7. to be frank, (I don't like it)
  8. to be [quite, totally] frank with you
  9. frank and [open, honest, earnest]
  10. have a frank discussion about
  11. a frank exchange of ideas
  12. had a few frank words with
  13. need a frank [answer, response, opinion]
  14. [came in for, accepted] frank criticism
  15. a frank assessment of (the situation)
  1. eating beans and franks
  2. grilled burgers and franks
  3. a [letter, parcel, package] frank
  4. the frank indicates postage paid
  5. has a frank on the [cover, outside]
  1. frank [the envelope, a letter, your parcel]
  2. franking [personal, business, inter-city, regional] mail
  3. franked with a [postmark, stamp]
  4. franked [postage paid, 50 cents]
  5. franked through the [university, department, ministry, government office]
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