how to pronounce nichtsnutz


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the above transcription of nichtsnutz 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.

nichtsnutz is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… ich fühle mich wie ein nichtsnutz ich …”

meanings of nichtsnutz


  1. Goof-off, no good, wastrel, spalpeen, nogoodnik, ne'er-do-well (a person who is useless and good for nothing).

nichtsnutz frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word nichtsnutz occurs in german on average 0.5 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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