how to pronounce vergehen


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the above transcription of vergehen 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.

vergehen is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… erst mal kein vergehen mehr die briten …”

meanings of vergehen


  1. To die off, wither, etc.
  2. To commit a (sex) crime.
  3. To pass, to elapse.


  1. Offence, misdemeanor.

vergehen frequency in german - C1 level of CEFR

the word vergehen occurs in german on average 11.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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