how to pronounce politesse


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the above transcription of politesse 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.

politesse is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… eltern bei der politesse hier hat er …”

meanings of politesse


  1. Female traffic warden, traffic directrix.

politesse frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word politesse occurs in german on average 0.3 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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