how to pronounce schwester


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the above transcription of schwester 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.

schwester is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… ich hatte meine schwester sehr lange …”

meanings of schwester


  1. Nurse; by extension used to refer to any medical staff that is not a doctor (usually, but not necessarily, confined to female staff).
  2. Sister.
  3. Nurse; used as a title of address for nurses.
  4. Sister; nun; used particularly, but not only, as a title of address.

schwester frequency in german - A2 level of CEFR

the word schwester occurs in german on average 86.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with schwester


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