how to pronounce papier


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the above transcription of papier 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.

papier is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… weiß halt nach dem papier muss man nicht …”

meanings of papier


  1. A document or proof, especially short for Ausweispapier (“identity document, papers").
  2. Short for Wertpapier (“security").
  3. Paper.
  4. Wrapping made of paper or a similar material, e.g. with foodstuffs.
  5. A sheet of paper.

papier frequency in german - B1 level of CEFR

the word papier occurs in german on average 51.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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