how to pronounce nämlich


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the above transcription of nämlich 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.

nämlich is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… den usa ist es nämlich gelungen in den …”

meanings of nämlich


  1. Namely.
  2. Because (put after the conjugated verb, rather than at the beginning of the clause).


  1. Same, either the same object or sometimes just the same type of object.

nämlich frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word nämlich occurs in german on average 319.5 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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