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the above transcription of zeit 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.
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An example use of zeit in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:
“… fragen ich habe 896 zeit dh damals hat …”
the word zeit occurs in german on average 1220.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.