how to pronounce diktat


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the above transcription of diktat 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.

diktat is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… auch im diktat marktplatz mittlerweile …”

meanings of diktat


  1. Dictation (the act of making someone write down one's words; the text itself).
  2. Diktat (a harsh decree, especially one imposed upon a defeated country).
  3. Dictation (an orthography exam where the teacher reads out a text and the participants write it down).

diktat frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word diktat occurs in german on average 2.6 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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