how to pronounce stehen


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the above transcription of stehen 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.

stehen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… das auch kein tisch stehen da kann ich …”

meanings of stehen


  1. To suit, to become (to look attractive on, of a garment, color etc.).
  2. To stand (to be upright, support oneself on the feet in an erect position).
  3. To stay; to be still.
  4. To put, place.
  5. To fancy.
  6. To be, to appear, to stand (to be placed or located somewhere).

stehen frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word stehen occurs in german on average 321.6 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.

words that rhyme with stehen


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