how to pronounce verhalten


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the above transcription of verhalten 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.

verhalten is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… ist mein motto audi verhalten trifft im …”

meanings of verhalten


  1. To undertake.
  2. To close with the hand.
  3. To have a good attitude towards oneself.
  4. To go more slowly.
  5. To parry.
  6. To repress.
  7. To be.
  8. To behave.


  1. Behaviour.


  1. Restrained.

verhalten frequency in german - A2 level of CEFR

the word verhalten occurs in german on average 80.6 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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