how to pronounce stress


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the above transcription of stress 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.

stress is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… neu wache auf ohne stress und dann ist …”

meanings of stress


  1. Dispute, quarrel, beef.
  2. Stress (emotional pressure).

stress frequency in german - B1 level of CEFR

the word stress occurs in german on average 39.6 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.

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