how to pronounce vorkommen


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the above transcription of vorkommen 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.

vorkommen is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… nutztieren wie schweinen vorkommen und …”

meanings of vorkommen


  1. To seem, appear.
  2. To feel (smart, stupid, clever, dumb, etc.).
  3. To occur, happen.
  4. To appear, to occur (in a given location or situation).


  1. Occurrence.

vorkommen frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

the word vorkommen occurs in german on average 17.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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