how to pronounce letter


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the above transcription of letter 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.

letter is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… schaffe tag letter ist natürlich …”

meanings of letter


  1. Large or decorated letter as used for book covers, headlines, signs, and inscriptions.
  2. A letter (character).
  3. A type in typesetting.

letter frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word letter occurs in german on average 1.2 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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