how to pronounce bau


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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.

bau is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… sie half mit beim bau der iss matri man …”

meanings of bau


  1. Building site, construction site.
  2. Prison, jail.
  3. Burrow (of an animal).
  4. Building, construction.

bau frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

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.

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