how to pronounce elf


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the above transcription of elf 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.

elf is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… es gab tage mit elf oder zwölf stunden …”

meanings of elf


  1. Elf.
  2. Eleven.
  3. Football team, XI (so called because eleven is the number of players on such a team).


  1. Eleven.

elf frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

the word elf occurs in german on average 18.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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