how to pronounce wolf


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wolf is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… würde ich gerne herrn wolf fragen wo die …”

meanings of wolf


  1. The constellation Lupus.
  2. Shredder, mincer.
  3. Wolf.
  4. Skin abrasion (acquired on long hikes or marches, through the friction of one's clothes).


  1. A surname, from given names derived from the given name, or as a nickname from the animal. Variant: Wolff.
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Wolfgang, also diminutive of other Germanic compound names beginning with Wolf-.

wolf frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

the word wolf occurs in german on average 15.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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