how to pronounce obrigkeit


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the above transcription of obrigkeit 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.

obrigkeit is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… die katholische obrigkeit gewährt ihrem …”

meanings of obrigkeit


  1. Authorities.

obrigkeit frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word obrigkeit occurs in german on average 2.5 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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