how to pronounce ahnung


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the above transcription of ahnung 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.

ahnung is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… gesagt sieben keine ahnung hat nie …”

meanings of ahnung


  1. Clue, idea, notion.
  2. Anticipation, inkling.

ahnung frequency in german - A2 level of CEFR

the word ahnung occurs in german on average 97.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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