how to pronounce zwickmühle


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the above transcription of zwickmühle 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.

zwickmühle is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… eine zwickmühle weil ich nur wenn die …”

meanings of zwickmühle


  1. Double mill.
  2. Dilemma; Catch-22; quagmire; predicament; quandary (position in which one will suffer great disadvantage however one reacts).

zwickmühle frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word zwickmühle occurs in german on average 1.4 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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