how to pronounce sündenbock


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sündenbock is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… dass er der sündenbock war aber nicht …”

meanings of sündenbock


  1. Scapegoat (goat imbued with the sins of the people).
  2. Scapegoat (someone punished for someone else's error(s)).

sündenbock frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sündenbock occurs in german on average 2.3 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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