how to pronounce perestroika


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the above transcription of perestroika 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.

perestroika is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… glasnost und perestroika reformierte er …”

meanings of perestroika


  1. Perestroika (reform in the Soviet Union in 1980s).

perestroika frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word perestroika occurs in german on average 0.4 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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