how to pronounce erklären


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the above transcription of erklären 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.

erklären is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… man kann das nicht erklären und ich will …”

meanings of erklären


  1. To explain (make clear).
  2. To declare, assert.

erklären frequency in german - A2 level of CEFR

the word erklären occurs in german on average 93.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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