how to pronounce oktoberfest


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oktoberfest is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… viel bier beim oktoberfest eigentlich …”

meanings of oktoberfest


  1. A two-week public festival in Munich (Bavaria, southern Germany), held yearly in late September and early October, known especially for the large party tents in which revellers consume beer on long benches.
  2. One of a number of much smaller festivals that have been organised in some other places of Germany and the world since the late 20th century, generally involving stereotypical elements of Bavarian culture.

oktoberfest frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word oktoberfest occurs in german on average 4 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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