how to pronounce aber


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the above transcription of aber 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.

aber is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… ich hoffe ganz gerne aber lange nicht so …”

meanings of aber


  1. Rather; quite; unusually; used with adjectives to express a surprising degree, whether this surprise be real or for effect.
  2. Again.
  3. Nonetheless, nevertheless.


  1. But; however; though.


  1. An objection.

aber frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word aber occurs in german on average 5825.7 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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