how to pronounce scham


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the above transcription of scham 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.

scham is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… bedeutet schuld und scham und das heißt …”

meanings of scham


  1. Pubic region including the genitals.
  2. Bashfulness, prudishness, shamefacedness.
  3. Shame (uncomfortable feeling at one's own impropriety or at the exposure of something private; but not in the sense of disgrace or being dishonored, for which Schande).
  4. Vulva.

scham frequency in german - C1 level of CEFR

the word scham occurs in german on average 6.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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