how to pronounce balken


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the above transcription of balken 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.

balken is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… sie balken die ihn ungefähr die …”

meanings of balken


  1. Bar (long, narrow drawn or printed rectangle, cuboid or cylinder, especially as used in a bar code or a bar chart; informal unit of measure of signal strength for a wireless device such as a cell phone).
  2. Beam (horizontal bar which connects the stems of two or more notes to group them and to indicate metric value).
  3. Beam, crossbeam.
  4. Fess.

balken frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word balken occurs in german on average 4.6 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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