how to pronounce onkel


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the above transcription of onkel 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.

onkel is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… landwirt weder noch mein onkel hat gott …”

meanings of onkel


  1. Uncle.

onkel frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

the word onkel occurs in german on average 22.4 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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