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An example use of ball in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:
“… menschen sollten ein touch ball wie ich …”
the word ball occurs in german on average 23.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.