how to pronounce real


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real is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… und das muss eben nicht nur real kann …”

meanings of real


  1. Pertaining to reality; real, realistic.
  2. Real (not nominal), measured in purchasing power.
  3. That has physical existence; real.


  1. Real (Portuguese and Brazilian currency unit).
  2. Real (Spanish currency unit).

real frequency in german - B1 level of CEFR

the word real occurs in german on average 33.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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