how to pronounce übel


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the above transcription of übel 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.

übel is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… lässt uns wohl oder übel mit einer …”

meanings of übel


  1. Evil.
  2. Queasy, ill.
  3. Bad.


  1. Evil.
  2. Illness; suffering.
  3. Bad (an economic good with a negative price).

übel frequency in german - B1 level of CEFR

the word übel occurs in german on average 39.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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