how to pronounce melken


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the above transcription of melken 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.

melken is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… morgens nach dem melken darf der kleine …”

meanings of melken


  1. To milk (a cow, goat etc.).
  2. To drain; to draw from (someone or something), especially without consent; to milk (someone) for money, information, etc.

melken frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word melken occurs in german on average 1.3 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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