how to pronounce quälen


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the above transcription of quälen 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.

quälen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… er wollte mich halt nur quälen so war es …”

meanings of quälen


  1. To torture, torment, agonize.
  2. To toil, struggle.

quälen frequency in german - C1 level of CEFR

the word quälen occurs in german on average 9.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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