how to pronounce sein

/zaɪ̯n/

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The above transcription of sein 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.

sein is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… Wir werden uns in vielen Fragen sicherlich nicht einig sein, aber zumindest können wir uns einigen …”

meanings of sein

verb:

  1. To exist; there to be; to be alive.
  2. To feel like, to be in the mood for.
  3. To have the next turn (in a game, in a queue, etc.).
  4. Forms the present perfect and past perfect tense of certain intransitive verbs.
  5. To be.
  6. To feel, (to experience a condition).
  7. To be "it"; to be the tagger in a game of tag.

determinative:

  1. Its (agreeing with a neuter or masculine noun).
  2. Used to express an approximate number, often with so.
  3. One's.
  4. His.

pronoun:

  1. Genitive of es.
  2. Genitive of er.

noun:

  1. Existence, being, essence (the state and the conditions of being, existing, occurring).

words with pronunciation similar to sein

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