how to pronounce mädchen


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the above transcription of mädchen 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.

mädchen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… sie ist das kleine mädchen von heben man …”

meanings of mädchen


  1. Maiden.
  2. Girl.

mädchen frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word mädchen occurs in german on average 138.5 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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