how to pronounce blau


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the above transcription of blau 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.

blau is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… und der himmel ist blau gold und die …”

meanings of blau


  1. (countable) a particular tone of blue.
  2. (generally uncountable) a vast blue area, especially:.
  3. The sky.
  4. Azure; blue in heraldry.
  5. The colour blue (as a whole).
  6. The sea.


  1. Blue.
  2. Drunk.

blau frequency in german - B1 level of CEFR

the word blau occurs in german on average 33.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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