how to pronounce untergehen


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the above transcription of untergehen 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.

untergehen is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… mechanismen untergehen endlager forscher …”

meanings of untergehen


  1. To go under (water).
  2. To fall, to go down (to be defeated).
  3. To set (of a heavenly body: to disappear below the horizon).
  4. To perish.

untergehen frequency in german - C2 level of CEFR

the word untergehen occurs in german on average 5.2 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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