how to pronounce lauern


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the above transcription of lauern 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.

lauern is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… da könnte der bär lauern wann der so …”

meanings of lauern


  1. Lurk; to follow, watch, or spy in hiding or in the background.
  2. To lie in wait or ambush.

lauern frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word lauern occurs in german on average 3.9 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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