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the above transcription of nein 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.
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An example use of nein in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:
“… Deshalb hat Ihr Arzt im Weißen Haus nicht empfohlen, nein, ich habe ihn gefragt, was Sie tun …”
the word nein occurs in german on average 346.1 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.