how to pronounce unterstehen


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the above transcription of unterstehen 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.

unterstehen is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… ganz wichtige botschaft unterstehen auch …”

meanings of unterstehen


  1. To shelter, to take shelter.
  2. To be subordinate to.
  3. To dare, to have the audacity.

unterstehen frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word unterstehen occurs in german on average 0.8 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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