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An example use of schattenspiel in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:
“… zählt ein trauriges schattenspiel und wo …”
the word schattenspiel occurs in german on average 0.5 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.