how to pronounce erstehen


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the above transcription of erstehen 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.

erstehen is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… dann so günstig erstehen das ist günstig …”

meanings of erstehen


  1. To arise, to come into being.
  2. To buy.
  3. To rise again, to arise anew, to reappear.

erstehen frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word erstehen occurs in german on average 3.7 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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