how to pronounce tonne


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the above transcription of tonne 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.

tonne is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… netzes gewicht eine halbe tonne und der …”

meanings of tonne


  1. Tonne, ton, metric ton.
  2. For collecting waste or surplus, such as a bin, dumpster/skip, water butt.
  3. For storing and transporting industrial materials.
  4. For storing and transporting food and drink, e.g. beer, wine, cabbage, herrings.
  5. Buoy.
  6. Barrel, vat, tun, drum.

tonne frequency in german - C1 level of CEFR

the word tonne occurs in german on average 11.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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