how to pronounce umgehen


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the above transcription of umgehen 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.

umgehen is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… ich wollte das haus umgehen und so kommt …”

meanings of umgehen


  1. To haunt, to walk the earth.
  2. To go around (to circulate (in)).
  3. To avoid (something nonphysical).
  4. To handle, to deal with.
  5. To avoid, bypass, to go around (a physical obstacle).

umgehen frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

the word umgehen occurs in german on average 31 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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