how to pronounce nation


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the above transcription of nation 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.

nation is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… groß aufzuziehen was die nation ist um …”

meanings of nation


  1. Nation a sovereign state.
  2. Nation community of people.

nation frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

the word nation occurs in german on average 19.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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