how to pronounce gestern


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the above transcription of gestern 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.

gestern is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… zum ein pen gestern bei dem …”

meanings of gestern


  1. Yesterday.


  1. Yesterday (the recent past).

gestern frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word gestern occurs in german on average 412.8 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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