how to pronounce sondern


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the above transcription of sondern 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.

sondern is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… sie hat keine finger sondern der hat so …”

meanings of sondern


  1. Rather, but (instead).


  1. So?, then what?, so you tell me!.


  1. To separate, to sunder.

sondern frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word sondern occurs in german on average 788 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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