how to pronounce verbrechen


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verbrechen is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… des täters das ein verbrechen aber um …”

meanings of verbrechen


  1. Crime (illegal activity as such, at large; criminals collectively).
  2. A felony; severe criminal offence.
  3. A crime; any criminal offence.


  1. To break (a law, the law); to commit a crime.
  2. To do (something wrong); to be at fault for.

verbrechen frequency in german - B1 level of CEFR

the word verbrechen occurs in german on average 33.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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