how to pronounce geschehen


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the above transcription of geschehen 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.

geschehen is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… und über das was geschehen ist das …”

meanings of geschehen


  1. To happen (to someone); to serve (someone).
  2. To occur; to happen.


  1. That is happening, that was happening.
  2. Events, happenings.

geschehen frequency in german - A2 level of CEFR

the word geschehen occurs in german on average 70.4 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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