how to pronounce tun


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the above transcription of tun 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.

tun is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… Sagen Sie jemandem, was er in dieser Situation tun soll, aber ich denke, es macht ein bisschen Spaß …”

meanings of tun


  1. To fake; to feign; to pretend.
  2. Used with the preceding infinitive of another verb to emphasise this verb.
  3. To put, to place, to add.
  4. Used with the following infinitive of another verb, often to emphasise the statement.
  5. To work, to function.
  6. To do (to perform or execute an action).
  7. To make a difference; to be different.
  8. Used in the past subjunctive with the infinitive of another verb to form the conditional tense (instead of standard würde).
  9. To do something (positive or negative) to someone.


  1. Gerund of tun; doing, deeds, behaviour.

tun frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word tun occurs in german on average 489.4 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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