how to pronounce pinguin


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the above transcription of pinguin 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.

pinguin is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… paul der pinguin entdeckt die politik …”

meanings of pinguin


  1. Penguin (male or of unspecified sex).

pinguin frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pinguin occurs in german on average 0.9 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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