how to pronounce arbeit


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the above transcription of arbeit 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.

arbeit is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… man mal ein jahr arbeit ist dann ja kaum …”

meanings of arbeit


  1. Toil, regularly performed work, regularly pursued economic activity, labor, job, employment, occupation.
  2. Job, task, assignment.
  3. Work, energy transmitted by force through a body.
  4. Performance, workmanship, work, the result of effort that might consist in a product or performance itself depending on what is owed.
  5. Effort, work, human expenditure.

arbeit frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word arbeit occurs in german on average 312.4 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.

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