how to pronounce leid


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the above transcription of leid 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.

leid is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… sorry es tut mir leid ich kann ja als …”

meanings of leid


  1. Wrong, harm, injury.
  2. Woe, grief, distress, sorrow, suffering, affliction.


  1. Distressing, uncomfortable.

leid frequency in german - A2 level of CEFR

the word leid occurs in german on average 75.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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