how to pronounce präteritum


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the above transcription of präteritum 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.

präteritum is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… und dass sie das präteritum in der …”

meanings of präteritum


  1. Preterite (preterite tense; past tense).

präteritum frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word präteritum occurs in german on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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