how to pronounce totschlag


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the above transcription of totschlag 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.

totschlag is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… mord und totschlag schwere straftat sein …”

meanings of totschlag


  1. Manslaughter; second-degree murder; an unlawful killing of a person which is subject to a milder punishment than murder.

totschlag frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word totschlag occurs in german on average 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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