audio example by a male speaker
audio example by a female speaker
the above transcription of bau 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.
press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of bau
press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of bau
An example use of bau in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:
“… sie half mit beim bau der iss matri man …”
the word bau occurs in german on average 23.4 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.