how to pronounce zwar


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the above transcription of zwar 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.

zwar is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… gift sei es ist zwar wie bereits erwähnt …”

meanings of zwar


  1. Signals a following contrary clause, which is usually introduced with aber (“but").
  2. Namely; only when used in und zwar.

zwar frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word zwar occurs in german on average 511.5 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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