how to pronounce damoklesschwert


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damoklesschwert is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… dieses damoklesschwert über meinem kopf …”

meanings of damoklesschwert


  1. Sword of Damocles (thing or situation which causes a prolonged state of impending doom or misfortune).

damoklesschwert frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word damoklesschwert occurs in german on average 0.5 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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