how to pronounce umkommen


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the above transcription of umkommen 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.

umkommen is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… nicht dabei umkommen und wir …”

meanings of umkommen


  1. To be killed; to perish; to die a violent death.

umkommen frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word umkommen occurs in german on average 0.4 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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