how to pronounce wende


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wende is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… agrar aber für eine wende hin zu mehr …”

meanings of wende


  1. Tacking.
  2. The process that opened the way to unification between the FRG and GDR to today's FRG.
  3. Turnaround (reversal of policy).
  4. Turn (change in temperament or circumstance).
  5. Slav in general.
  6. Member of the Slavic tribes that settled west of the Oder (along the Elbe) or their later linguistic remnants (outside of Sorbian areas until ca. 1700).
  7. Sorb; Wend (member of the native West Slavic-speaking population in parts of Saxony and Brandenburg).

wende frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

the word wende occurs in german on average 17.7 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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