how to pronounce geben


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the above transcription of geben 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.

geben is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… Möglicherweise gibt es Meinungsverschiedenheiten Es kann Probleme geben, auf die wir uns nicht einigen können …”

meanings of geben


  1. To present; to put.
  2. To result in.
  3. To hand, to pass, to put within reach.
  4. Used to indicate that something exists (often with a certain property and/or in a certain location). Usually translated as there is/are or there exist(s).
  5. To give (changing ownership).
  6. To communicate (helpful information such as a hint or advice), to signal (in a certain way such as a sign).

geben frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word geben occurs in german on average 404.6 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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