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the above transcription of option 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.
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An example use of option in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:
“… haben immer also die option haben wir …”
the word option occurs in german on average 18.2 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.