how to pronounce werden


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the above transcription of werden 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.

werden is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… in der spd haben werden und das sage ich …”

meanings of werden


  1. Will; to be going (to do something); forms the future tense.
  2. To be, to happen, to occur (in the future).
  3. To be going to work.
  4. To be done; forms the passive voice.
  5. To become; to get; to grow; to turn.


  1. Gerund of werden; becoming (coming into being).

werden frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word werden occurs in german on average 2564 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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