how to pronounce tabu


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the above transcription of tabu 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.

tabu is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… länger als mangel oder tabu sondern als …”

meanings of tabu


  1. Taboo.


  1. Taboo.

tabu frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word tabu occurs in german on average 5.2 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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