how to pronounce kz


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the above transcription of kz 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.

kz is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… da er so ins kz gebracht werden als eine …”

meanings of kz


  1. Abbreviation of Krankenzimmer.
  2. Abbreviation of Konzentrationslager (“concentration camp").

kz frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word kz occurs in german on average 3.3 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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