how to pronounce aufheben


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the above transcription of aufheben 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.

aufheben is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… oder so dass sie ihnen das aufheben wenn …”

meanings of aufheben


  1. To keep something for future reference (for when it is needed, as a souvenir, etc.).
  2. To pick up (something lying on the ground).
  3. To abolish (rule, law, etc.).

aufheben frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word aufheben occurs in german on average 5.2 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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