how to pronounce abschrecken


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abschrecken is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of abschrecken in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:

“… sogar strafandrohungen abschrecken auch …”

meanings of abschrecken


  1. To quench (metal).
  2. To discourage (to take away or reduce the courage of), to daunt, to repel, to scare.


  1. Quenching (of steel).

abschrecken frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word abschrecken occurs in german on average 5.2 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.

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