how to pronounce schlep


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the above transcription of schlep 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.

schlep is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… like schlep sure we're getting wasted on …”

meanings of schlep


  1. A long or burdensome journey.
  2. A boring person, a drag; a good-for-nothing person.
  3. A sloppy or slovenly person.
  4. A “pull" or influence.


  1. To go, as on an errand; to carry out a task.
  2. To act in a slovenly, lazy, or sloppy manner.
  3. To carry, drag, or lug.

schlep frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word schlep occurs in english on average 0 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to schlep


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