how to pronounce erzählen


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the above transcription of erzählen 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.

erzählen is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… und dann kann ich erzählen ist dann bin …”

meanings of erzählen


  1. To talk a lot; to tell nonsense; to gabble.
  2. To tell (a story), to narrate.

erzählen frequency in german - A2 level of CEFR

the word erzählen occurs in german on average 94.8 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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