how to pronounce herr


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the above transcription of herr 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.

herr is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… ja und dann kommt herr gysi ja kommt der …”

meanings of herr


  1. Man, gentleman (polite term).
  2. Gentleman.
  3. Lord, God.
  4. Mr., mister, sir.
  5. Master, lord (generally denotes that somebody has control over something, either in a generic or in a regal sense).
  6. Sir (title of respect).
  7. Lowest of the former nobility.


  1. Typographical variant of Herr, particularly in German translations of the Bible.

herr frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word herr occurs in german on average 251 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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