how to pronounce knoten


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knoten is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… gordischen knoten wie alexander der …”

meanings of knoten


  1. Knot (swelling).
  2. Knot (unit of speed).
  3. Knot (looping).
  4. Vertex, node.
  5. Craftsman; journeyman; farmhand.
  6. Interchange (motorway junction).
  7. A person of some specified quality or practice; chiefly in Furzknoten, but sometimes other colloquial formations.


  1. To tie into a knot.

knoten frequency in german - C1 level of CEFR

the word knoten occurs in german on average 8.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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