how to pronounce schwanken


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schwanken is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… nicht groß hin und her schwanken und wir …”

meanings of schwanken


  1. To shake; to rock; to sway.
  2. To stagger.
  3. To fluctuate; to vary; to waver.

schwanken frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word schwanken occurs in german on average 4 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.

words that rhyme with schwanken


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