how to pronounce bug


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the above transcription of bug 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.

bug is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… ehefrau sonja zeigt mir am bug auf der …”

meanings of bug


  1. Bow, prow (of a ship), nose (of an aircraft).
  2. Shoulder joint (of an animal).
  3. Joist, joint (in woodwork).

bug frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word bug occurs in german on average 3.9 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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