how to pronounce leben


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leben is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… und wovon man gut leben kann was immer …”

meanings of leben


  1. Gerund of leben: living.
  2. Used as the object of certain verbs, often ones that are per se intransitive, for emphasis.
  3. A state of being in touch or in line with certain metaphysical forces and principles by which biological life is governed.
  4. Biography; life; life story (an account of a person's life, whether real or virtual).
  5. Life; way of life (a particular manner of behaving and passing one's time, whether real or ideal, and whether self-chosen or not).
  6. Life; being alive.
  7. Life; numbers of times a game can be played.
  8. Life; precious or beloved thing that someone considers fundamental to their existence.
  9. A state in which organic entities such as animals, plants and bacteria have properties like metabolism, adaption and replication.
  10. A measure of successful play.
  11. The entirety of those who are in this state.
  12. Existence; life (a position one has created for oneself, often manifested in success, prosperity, and standing).
  13. Health; hit points.
  14. The time period in which one is in this state; the time between birth and death.


  1. To live, to exist, to occupy a place.
  2. To cope with, to live with, to deal with.
  3. To live, to be alive.
  4. To dwell, to reside.

leben frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word leben occurs in german on average 846.6 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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