how to pronounce minus


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the above transcription of minus 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.

minus is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… on the rocks also minus 50 grad und …”

meanings of minus


  1. Minus (defect or deficiency).
  2. Minus (negative quantity).
  3. Minus (minus sign).


  1. Minus, less.

minus frequency in german - C1 level of CEFR

the word minus occurs in german on average 11.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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