how to pronounce riechen


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the above transcription of riechen 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.

riechen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… nehmen und das riechen die menschen ob …”

meanings of riechen


  1. To use the sense of smell; to detect a smell.
  2. To smell (something); to sniff (something).
  3. To reek; to smell bad.
  4. To tolerate (someone); to stand (someone).
  5. To smell.
  6. To smell something.

riechen frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

the word riechen occurs in german on average 14.5 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.

words that rhyme with riechen


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