how to pronounce erst


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the above transcription of erst 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.

erst is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… frage muss man sich erst mal auf den rat …”

meanings of erst


  1. Only, as recently as (with reference to the past).
  2. Short for erstmal.
  3. First, at first.
  4. Only (with progress, accomplishments or the present time).
  5. Not until, not for, not before (with reference to a point or period of time in the future).

erst frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word erst occurs in german on average 756.9 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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