how to pronounce genus


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the above transcription of genus 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.

genus is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… verborgenen genus packt die hinrichtung …”

meanings of genus


  1. Voice, gender (of verbs).
  2. Gender (of substantives, pronouns etc.).

genus frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word genus occurs in german on average 0.3 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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