how to pronounce straße


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the above transcription of straße 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.

straße is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… leute auf der straße angesprochen und um …”

meanings of straße


  1. Street; road (a way wide enough to be passable for vehicles, generally paved, in or outside a settlement).
  2. The streets, areas or groups of people of no income or criminal affiliation, or the leading of a life associated with these.
  3. Straight.
  4. Carriageway (the part of a road or street used by vehicles, excluding the pavement, etc.).
  5. General public, using the locale to describe people not part of a specific group.
  6. Public, any area accessible to anyone.
  7. Strait (channel of water).

straße frequency in german - A2 level of CEFR

the word straße occurs in german on average 100.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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