how to pronounce nachsagen


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the above transcription of nachsagen 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.

nachsagen is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… sozusagen mir nicht nachsagen kann ich …”

meanings of nachsagen


  1. To say (something about someone, often something negative); to rumour someone (to do or be something).
  2. To repeat something said by someone else; to echo; to follow someone's opinion.

nachsagen frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word nachsagen occurs in german on average 1.1 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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