how to pronounce einmal


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the above transcription of einmal 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.

einmal is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… muss er ja erst einmal in den orbit …”

meanings of einmal


  1. Once, one time (one and only one time).
  2. Sometime (at an indefinite but stated time in the past or future).
  3. First of all, for starters, firstly (as an initial point; before any other considerations).
  4. Once (formerly; during some period in the past).

einmal frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word einmal occurs in german on average 746 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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