how to pronounce rattenschwanz


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rattenschwanz is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… gekrönt von rattenschwanz rettig und …”

meanings of rattenschwanz


  1. Slew (large amount; often of negative consequences).
  2. Rat tail.
  3. Rattail (hairstyle characterized by a long lock of tail-like hair).

rattenschwanz frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word rattenschwanz occurs in german on average 0.6 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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