how to pronounce über


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the above transcription of über 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.

über is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… spieleindustrie die man über die man …”

meanings of über


  1. Around, among.
  2. About.
  3. Above, over (spatially).
  4. During, for, over a time period.
  5. Via, through, by way of.
  6. Over, more than, above (a quantity).
  7. Beyond.
  8. Across.
  9. About, concerning, over, at (in reference to).
  10. At (when 'over' or 'about' could roughly be substituted).


  1. Over (in certain select phrases).


  1. Throughout.

über frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word über occurs in german on average 2054.2 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.

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