how to pronounce nicht


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the above transcription of nicht 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.

nicht is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… du du hoffentlich hast du was er vielleicht nicht schafft er vielleicht er könnte nicht leben …”

meanings of nicht


  1. Not, non- (negates the meaning of a verb, adjective, or adverb).


  1. Right?; is it?; is it not?.

nicht frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word nicht occurs in german on average 11224.6 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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