how to pronounce imitation


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the above transcription of imitation 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.

imitation is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… kann gar keine imitation verursachen und …”

meanings of imitation


  1. Imitation.

imitation frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word imitation occurs in german on average 0.5 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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