how to pronounce hier


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the above transcription of hier 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.

hier is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… das heißt was wir hier vor uns haben ist …”

meanings of hier


  1. Here; in this place; refers to an environment one is currently in, or to something within reach.
  2. There; right there; in that place; refers to something that is considered nearby, or can be seen and pointed at.
  3. Used with the definite article or the determiner dieser (“this, that") to express proximity (“this").
  4. Here (within this context).


  1. Used for emphasis or to call for attention, often when changing the subject.


  1. Here, this place.

hier frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word hier occurs in german on average 2013.5 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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