how to pronounce schreiben


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the above transcription of schreiben 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.

schreiben is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… zwei jahre schreiben sogar man in …”

meanings of schreiben


  1. To write (to use for writing).
  2. To write (to) (to send written information, communication).
  3. To write, work (on) (to be an author).
  4. To write, write out (to form the letters, words or symbols of).
  5. To write (to exchange correspondence).
  6. To spell one's name.
  7. To write (to form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate).
  8. To be spelled.
  9. To spell, spell out (to write or say the letters that form a word or part of a word).


  1. Writing, letter.
  2. Gerund of schreiben.

schreiben frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word schreiben occurs in german on average 256.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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