how to pronounce schwarz


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the above transcription of schwarz 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.

schwarz is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… beziehen muss entweder schwarz oder weiß …”

meanings of schwarz


  1. Pertaining to Goth music or culture (called schwarze Szene (“black scene") in German).
  2. Pertaining to the CDU or CSU (large center-right Christian Democratic parties, whose associated colour is black).
  3. Illegal.
  4. Black, reflecting little or no light.
  5. Without milk.
  6. Black, having a high amount of melanin in an organ, e.g. the skin.


  1. Sable; black in heraldry.
  2. Black (colour).


  1. A common surname​. Spelling variant: Schwartz.

schwarz frequency in german - B1 level of CEFR

the word schwarz occurs in german on average 59.9 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.

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