how to pronounce drift


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the above transcription of drift 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.

drift is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… könnte aber die drift ist das gegenteil …”

meanings of drift


  1. Drifting (being moved by external powers; most often of a ship).
  2. Violent stream or swell (of the sea).

drift frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word drift occurs in german on average 0.8 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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