how to pronounce abbau


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the above transcription of abbau 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.

abbau is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… blei und kupfer abbau das grundwasser …”

meanings of abbau


  1. Dismantling, demolition.
  2. Decomposition, separation, analysis.
  3. Mining.

abbau frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word abbau occurs in german on average 4.9 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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