how to pronounce schmerz


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the above transcription of schmerz 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.

schmerz is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… kummer seinen schmerz seine verzweiflung …”

meanings of schmerz


  1. Physical pain, ache (practically, as a sensation).
  2. Emotional pain, sorrow, heartache.
  3. Physical pain (theoretically, as a bodily mechanism or function).

schmerz frequency in german - B1 level of CEFR

the word schmerz occurs in german on average 38.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with schmerz


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