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I would think that they were the same, however I talked with a guy and he said that there was a difference in pronunciation. He said them both, but I couldn't tell the difference. What is the difference? (IPA would be nice)

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    It's the length of the /ɛ/ sound — that's different. – Em1 Sep 19 '16 at 7:22
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Google, erster Treffer für IPA sprechen sprächen:

Dort ist sogar ein Hörbeispiel für sprechen.

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    Just for people who don't know IAP notation: the ä in sprächen is a long ä whereas the e in sprechen is short (but also pronounced like a ä). – codingFriend1 Sep 19 '16 at 13:04
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    I did a google search, but I guess English google is not as good for german questions as google.de. – Blubber Sep 19 '16 at 13:40
  • The question was about sprächen, not spräche. – xehpuk Sep 19 '16 at 16:40

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