how to pronounce bleiben


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the above transcription of bleiben 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.

bleiben is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… da wäre ja immer bleiben und dann bin …”

meanings of bleiben


  1. To stick with; to stay with.
  2. To be; to be stuck; implying tardiness.
  3. To stay; to remain in a place.
  4. To remain (to continue to be) Er blieb sein ganzes Leben ein glühender Anhänger der Monarchie.
  5. To keep (on); to continue (see usage notes below).
  6. To be left for someone.

bleiben frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word bleiben occurs in german on average 242.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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