how to pronounce opposition


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opposition is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… die opposition warf ihm haben …”

meanings of opposition


  1. In chess, when two kings face each other with only one square between them.
  2. Opposition (the position of a planet in relation to the sun in positional astronomy).
  3. The opposition, political opposition; opposition party.
  4. A group opposed (to something or someone).

opposition frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

the word opposition occurs in german on average 16.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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