how to pronounce tölpel


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the above transcription of tölpel 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.

tölpel is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… einer horde bauern tölpel und gottloser …”

meanings of tölpel


  1. Someone who acts in a clumsy or awkward way (physically or socially).
  2. Idiot, fool.
  3. Gannet (a sea bird).

tölpel frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tölpel occurs in german on average 0.5 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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