German grammar

Short vowels.

German vowels can be short or long.

Vowels are pronounced as short when followed by a double consonant, tz or ck : lassen, Nacken, Netz, Pappe .

Vowels are also short:

- in a series of monosyllabic words: ab, an, bis, das, es, man, mit, ob, um, von have short vowels, < / p>

- if there is more than one consonant after a vowel: Kunst, Hirt ,

- if the vowel is followed by: ng, sch, ch: Pech, Woche .

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