how to pronounce schutzbehauptung


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schutzbehauptung is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… nur eine schutzbehauptung die polizisten …”

meanings of schutzbehauptung


  1. False assertion, defensive lie, lie to cover oneself, self-serving declaration, attempt to justify one's behavior (an incorrect claim that someone makes to hide guilt in order to avoid negative consequences).

schutzbehauptung frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word schutzbehauptung occurs in german on average 0.3 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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