how to pronounce umfahren


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the above transcription of umfahren 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.

umfahren is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… einfach umfahren und da habe ich zu …”

meanings of umfahren


  1. To drive around, to bypass.
  2. To drive (somebody) over, to knock (something) down with a vehicle.

umfahren frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word umfahren occurs in german on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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