how to pronounce schon

/ʃoːn/

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The above transcription of schon 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.

schon is pronounced in one syllable

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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

adverb:

  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).

verb:

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

words with pronunciation similar to schon

schönlohnhohnsohnmohntoneinschundkohlkot

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