how to pronounce auf


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the above transcription of auf 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.

auf is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… hat uns mit dem Techniker gestört ich werde mich auf den Orbitty da oben vorbereiten um sich vorzubereiten …”

meanings of auf


  1. In (of a word: ending with some sound or syllable).
  2. In (see usage note below).
  3. On (a day; usually of the week).
  4. For (during the continuance of).
  5. On (indicating responsibility).
  6. On, upon (positioned at the top of).
  7. To; used with certain nouns instead of zu or in.
  8. On, onto, up (moving to the top of).
  9. In, at; used with certain nouns intead of bei or in.


  1. Finished; gone (food).
  2. Open.


  1. Carry on (continue or proceed as before).
  2. Have a go.

auf frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word auf occurs in german on average 7073.2 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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