how to pronounce bock


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the above transcription of bock 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.

bock is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… union ab wir haben bock auf diesen …”

meanings of bock


  1. Desire, interest to do something; construed with haben, kriegen, or machen + auf.
  2. Buck (male of a variety of other animals).
  3. Bock beer.
  4. He-goat.
  5. Apparatus used for performing jumps; similar to a vaulting horse but shorter.
  6. Fun, pleasure; construed with machen without auf.

bock frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

the word bock occurs in german on average 19.6 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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