Phonetic Script - Diphthongs

 

Here you learn about the phonetic script used for the German diphthongs. Diphthongs are phones which consist of two vowels. To listen to the pronunciation, click on the little button in front of the respective word.

Script Letter     German English
           
[ai] ei or ey   sein
to be
die Familie Meyer the family Meyer
         
[ai] ai or ay   Mai
May
die Familie Mayer the family Mayer
         
[i:] ie = long i   Dienstag
Tuesday
sieben seven
         
[au] au   Frau
woman, Mrs...
braun  
        brown
[ɔy] eu   neun nine
Bedeutung meaning
         
[ɔy] äu   Läufer
runner
Enttäuschung disappointment
         
[ui] ui     hui
whoosh
pfui tut tut