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Sprachgefühl

Line breaks: Sprach|ge¦fühl
Pronunciation: /ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
 
, ˈʃpraːxɡəˌfyːl/

Definition of Sprachgefühl in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Intuitive feeling for the natural idiom of a language: it’s not genes or culture but Sprachgefühl that sets the French apart from the Finns, and the Russians from the Romanians
1.1The essential character of a language: each language has its own personality, or Sprachgefühl, which limits its speakers to a certain mode of thought

Origin

German, from Sprache 'speech, a language' + Gefühl 'feeling'.

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Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
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