how to pronounce hoffnung


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hoffnung is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… aber es gibt noch hoffnung ist werden …”

meanings of hoffnung


  1. Hope, the actual thing wished for.
  2. Hope, a person or thing that is a source of hope.
  3. Hope, the belief or expectation that something wished for can or will really happen.

hoffnung frequency in german - A2 level of CEFR

the word hoffnung occurs in german on average 83.8 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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