how to pronounce lästern


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the above transcription of lästern 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.

lästern is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… esther und lästern ich sind zusammen zur …”

meanings of lästern


  1. To blaspheme against.
  2. To gossip, usually in a disdainful way; to bitch about; to speak ill of someone behind their back.

lästern frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word lästern occurs in german on average 4.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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