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sollen is pronounced in two syllables
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video examples of sollen pronunciation
An example use of sollen in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:
“… mit vor ort sein sollen und wir mit ihm …”
meanings of sollen
To be recommended (to do something); to be asked (to do something).
To be said (to do something); reportedly; they say that; I hear that; so they say; rumor has it; supposedly.
Should; to be obligated (to do something); ought; shall.
Should; indicates that the subordinate clause indicates a hypothetical and unlikely condition for the main clause.
To be intended (to do something); to be meant (to be something).
Would; indicates that the subordinate clause indicates something that would happen in the past but after the time frame of the main clause.
sollen frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR
the word sollen occurs in german on average 223.7 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.