how to pronounce möchtegern


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the above transcription of möchtegern 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.

möchtegern is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… die lehrerschaft für möchtegern ja aber …”

meanings of möchtegern


  1. A wannabe.

möchtegern frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word möchtegern occurs in german on average 0.7 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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