how to pronounce detektiv


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detektiv is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… holmes der detektiv der sagte wenn man …”

meanings of detektiv


  1. Private investigator, private detective, sleuth (male or of unspecified sex).

detektiv frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word detektiv occurs in german on average 1.3 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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