how to pronounce stern


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stern is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… zu dem geiger stern katalog schließlich …”

meanings of stern


  1. A star; the actual celestial body.
  2. A star; a small luminous dot that can be seen on the night sky Morgenstern — morning star.
  3. A star, starlet, celebrity, something or somebody popular.
  4. A stellar crystal, a snow crystal possessing the shape of a star.
  5. A star, a mullet, or anything that resembles such an object.
  6. ).
  7. An asterisk (.
  8. A star; the symbol used to rate hotels, movies, etc.


  1. A surname​.

stern frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

the word stern occurs in german on average 26 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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