how to pronounce schweigen


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the above transcription of schweigen 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.

schweigen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… nur fährt er kann noch schweigen seit 20 …”

meanings of schweigen


  1. To be silent; to keep quiet.
  2. To stop talking; to shut up.


  1. Silence (the lack of any sound).

schweigen frequency in german - B1 level of CEFR

the word schweigen occurs in german on average 39.9 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.

words that rhyme with schweigen


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