how to pronounce schlepper


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the above transcription of schlepper 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.

schlepper is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… schleppern diese schlepper laden sie auf …”

meanings of schlepper


  1. Tugboat (boat used to pull barges or to help maneuver larger vessels).
  2. Platter lift (system for pulling skiers uphill, along the surface of the slope).
  3. Criminal individual who organises human trafficking or people smuggling.
  4. Agent noun of schleppen.

schlepper frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word schlepper occurs in german on average 1.2 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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