how to pronounce müssen


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the above transcription of müssen 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.

müssen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… wir so dass so müssen wir die müssen wir …”

meanings of müssen


  1. To need to go to the bathroom.
  2. To have to do something implied; must; to be obliged.
  3. To have to (do something); must; to be obliged (to do something); to need (to do something).

müssen frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word müssen occurs in german on average 534.9 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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