how to pronounce vergangenheit


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the above transcription of vergangenheit 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.

vergangenheit is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… die vergangenheit fallen lassen da ist …”

meanings of vergangenheit


  1. Past tense.
  2. The past (time).

vergangenheit frequency in german - A2 level of CEFR

the word vergangenheit occurs in german on average 76.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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