how to pronounce abstehen


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the above transcription of abstehen 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.

abstehen is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… wie zähneputzen oder abstehen eine …”

meanings of abstehen


  1. To desist.
  2. To stick out.
  3. To be (some distance) apart.

abstehen frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word abstehen occurs in german on average 0.3 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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