how to pronounce requiem


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the above transcription of requiem 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.

requiem is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… aus dem deutschen requiem von johannes …”

meanings of requiem


  1. Requiem (a mass or other ceremony to honor and remember a dead person).
  2. Requiem (a piece of music composed to honor a dead person).
  3. Requiem (a musical composition for such a mass).

requiem frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word requiem occurs in german on average 2 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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