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An example use of rücken in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:
“… der erste der am rücken liegt für drei …”
the word rücken occurs in german on average 73 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.