how to pronounce später


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the above transcription of später 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.

später is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… dass er heute jahre später immer noch …”

meanings of später


  1. Strong genitive plural.
  2. Comparative degree of spät.
  3. Later.
  4. Strong/mixed nominative masculine singular.
  5. Strong genitive/dative feminine singular.


  1. Later.

später frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word später occurs in german on average 362.4 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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