how to pronounce betreiben


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the above transcription of betreiben 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.

betreiben is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… kirche seenotrettung zu betreiben es ist …”

meanings of betreiben


  1. To run, to operate (a business, an engine, etc.).

betreiben frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

the word betreiben occurs in german on average 22.8 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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