how to pronounce schäferhund


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the above transcription of schäferhund 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.

schäferhund is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… witze gemacht elfer schäferhund ja ja …”

meanings of schäferhund


  1. German shepherd (dog breed).

schäferhund frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word schäferhund occurs in german on average 1.9 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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