how to pronounce schlüssel


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the above transcription of schlüssel 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.

schlüssel is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… weil das die der schlüssel dafür ist …”

meanings of schlüssel


  1. A bunch of keys; grammatically singular, used instead of Schlüsselbund, especially with possessive determiner.
  2. Short for certain compounds, such as Schraubenschlüssel (“screw-wrench") or Notenschlüssel (“clef").
  3. A key.

schlüssel frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

the word schlüssel occurs in german on average 29.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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