how to pronounce erlöschen


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the above transcription of erlöschen 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.

erlöschen is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… muss der leuchtturm nicht erlöschen wenn …”

meanings of erlöschen


  1. To extinguish; to quench, to douse.
  2. To extinguish; to become extinct.
  3. To lapse; to expire.
  4. To go out; to die out.

erlöschen frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word erlöschen occurs in german on average 1.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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