how to pronounce könnten


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the above transcription of könnten 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.

könnten is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… städten so natürlich wir könnten jetzt …”

meanings of könnten


  1. First/third-person plural subjunctive II of können.

könnten frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word könnten occurs in german on average 128.2 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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