how to pronounce vor


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the above transcription of vor 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.

vor is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… du weißt nicht, ob sie vor dir sind und du magst, dass ihr beide auf der …”

meanings of vor


  1. Ahead of, in front of (space).
  2. From, against (when involving protecting, hiding, escaping, rescuing/saving).
  3. Before, prior to, ahead of (time).
  4. Because of, for (in select phrases).
  5. Ago (time).

vor frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word vor occurs in german on average 2194.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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