how to pronounce bastard


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the above transcription of bastard 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.

bastard is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… anrufe ziemlich stur bastard aber ich …”

meanings of bastard


  1. Bastard (person born to unmarried parents; male or unspecified sex).
  2. Crossbreed, hybrid, mongrel (male or of unspecified sex).
  3. Bastard; mongrel (person born to parents considered incongruous in class, race, etc.; male or unspecified sex).

bastard frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bastard occurs in german on average 1.5 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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