how to pronounce man


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the above transcription of man 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.

man is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… und was ist wenn man sich in der neuen …”

meanings of man


  1. They, people (people in general).
  2. Someone, somebody (some unspecified person).
  3. One, you (indefinite pronoun; construed as a third-person singular).
  4. They (some unspecified group of people).


  1. Just; only.


  1. Initialism of Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg (a German mechanical engineering company).

man frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word man occurs in german on average 5022.5 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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