how to pronounce gerade


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the above transcription of gerade 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.

gerade is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… und da bin ich gerade und da will ich …”

meanings of gerade


  1. Just, only, not more than.
  2. Expresses the continuous aspect.
  3. Exactly.
  4. Just, a short while ago.
  5. Now, at the moment.


  1. Straight.
  2. Even.


  1. Line (infinite one-dimensional figure).

gerade frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word gerade occurs in german on average 729 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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