how to pronounce vaterunser


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the above transcription of vaterunser 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.

vaterunser is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… ist das also vaterunser kenne ich weiß …”

meanings of vaterunser


  1. An approximate measure of time: as long as it takes to say the Our Father at an intermediate tempo, i.e. about half a minute.
  2. Lord's Prayer; Our Father; paternoster (prayer that Jesus taught his disciples).

vaterunser frequency in german - C2+ level of CEFR

the word vaterunser 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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