how to pronounce nun


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the above transcription of nun 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.

nun is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… wurde und es sich nun um eine gewollte …”

meanings of nun


  1. Unstressed and expletive, used for minor emphasis.
  2. Now, then; expressing a logical or temporal consequence.
  3. Now, at this moment.


  1. Now, well, so.

nun frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word nun occurs in german on average 1327.9 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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