how to pronounce sackgasse


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sackgasse is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… dann doch noch in einer sackgasse zu und …”

meanings of sackgasse


  1. Stalemate; deadlock (stagnation that is due to an inability or unwillingness to reach a compromise).
  2. Impasse (stagnation that one can only overcome by fundamentally changing one's approach).
  3. Dead end (something that does not lead one to the intended result).
  4. Dead-end street; cul-de-sac.

sackgasse frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word sackgasse occurs in german on average 4.3 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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