how to pronounce brocken


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the above transcription of brocken 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.

brocken is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… sich um den größten brocken der der erde …”

meanings of brocken


  1. To break (into pieces).
  2. To pick (e.g. fruit).


  1. Piece (part of a larger whole).


  1. The Brocken, Blocksberg (a mountain in the Harz mountain range, Germany).

brocken frequency in german - C1 level of CEFR

the word brocken occurs in german on average 6.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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