how to pronounce zwingen


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the above transcription of zwingen 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.

zwingen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… einer impfung zu zwingen leider muss ich …”

meanings of zwingen


  1. To necessitate; to call for.
  2. To force; to compel; to make (someone do something).

zwingen frequency in german - B2 level of CEFR

the word zwingen occurs in german on average 16 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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