how to pronounce für


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the above transcription of für 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.

für is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… und habe mich dann für den anderen weg …”

meanings of für


  1. Instead of.
  2. On behalf of.
  3. By the standards of.
  4. Kind / type of.
  5. In favor of, in support of.
  6. In order to (with zu and infinitive).
  7. For.

für frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word für occurs in german on average 5502.1 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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