how to pronounce abseilen


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the above transcription of abseilen 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.

abseilen is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… das abseilen soll helfen mut und …”

meanings of abseilen


  1. To make s.o. descend on a rope.
  2. To defecate, if connected with the male indefinite article ein, in its accusative form einen. "Einen abseilen" reflects the graphic character of German youth language and is nowadays in common use among the teenage population.
  3. To descend on a rope.

abseilen frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word abseilen occurs in german on average 0.6 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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