how to pronounce schon


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

“… er war jemand, wie ich schon erwähnt habe, der das bereut hat …”

meanings of schon


  1. Previously, before (at some time in the past; but not: before a certain event).
  2. Already (happening rather early, continuing rather long).
  3. Expresses that an action has been completed; already (but more frequent); yet (in questions).
  4. Expresses a weighing of arguments, contrast between two statements, partial agreement, concession; admittedly; sure(ly); definitely; indeed.
  5. Really (as an intensifier).


  1. Singular imperative of schonen.
  2. First-person singular present of schonen.

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