how to pronounce besserwisser


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the above transcription of besserwisser 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.

besserwisser is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… er ist aber kein besserwisser er weiß …”

meanings of besserwisser


  1. Know-it-all, wiseguy, wiseacre, smart aleck.

besserwisser frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word besserwisser occurs in german on average 1.2 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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