how to pronounce achtung


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the above transcription of achtung 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.

achtung is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… haben gesagt achtung wenn dieses …”

meanings of achtung


  1. Esteem.
  2. Respect.
  3. Attention.


  1. Watch out, attention, warning or caution.

achtung frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

the word achtung occurs in german on average 21.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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