how to pronounce schlagen


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the above transcription of schlagen 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.

schlagen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… die mess sensoren für co2 schlagen und …”

meanings of schlagen


  1. To beat; to whip; to mix food in a rapid aerating fashion.
  2. To beat; to win against; to defeat.
  3. To beat; to hit; to knock; to strike; to punch; to hammer; to pound.
  4. To fight.
  5. To beat; to strike repeatedly; to pound.
  6. To chime.

schlagen frequency in german - B1 level of CEFR

the word schlagen occurs in german on average 41.7 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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