how to pronounce heil


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the above transcription of heil 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.

heil is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… erstmal heil und ganze zu kommen zu …”

meanings of heil


  1. Sheltered; innocent; ideal.
  2. Whole; intact; unhurt; safe.


  1. Health, salvation, well-being, happiness, a state of intactness and prosperity.
  2. Salvation, well-being in the afterlife.

heil frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

the word heil occurs in german on average 14.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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