how to pronounce not


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the above transcription of not 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.

not is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of not in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:

“… wir doppelt so viel not power hatten …”

meanings of not


  1. Need, imminence.
  2. Emergency, crisis.
  3. Necessity, poverty.

not frequency in german - A2 level of CEFR

the word not occurs in german on average 76.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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