How to read "Fränkel" in German? Any native German know it?

Now I need to know the exact pronunciation of "Fränkel" to translate it into Chinese from the sound. If you know, please use the International Phonetic Alphabet for German to show how to read it.

By the way, I learn that someone read [ˈfʁa:nkel], but I don't know whether it's right or not.

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    I'm sorry but your recent questions are all the equivalent of translation requests, just for pronunciation. German and its dialects have quite clear rules for pronunciation. It is much easier than English in this regard. So, I suggest you stop asking for each single name and ask for more general rules. Also, you need to clarify if you are asking for standard German pronunciation or for a specific dialect (Fränkel was born in Munich).
    – user6495
    Commented Nov 25, 2022 at 5:55
  • @Roland I've asked to use International Phonetic Alphabet for German to show how to read it, i.e., standard German pronunciation.
    – M. Logic
    Commented Nov 25, 2022 at 6:00
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    I don't think this type of question is a good fit for the site, as the answer wouldn't even have to be a sentence, just a transcription [fʁ...]. There is no problem to be solved, nothing to be explained.
    – David Vogt
    Commented Nov 25, 2022 at 7:54
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    If the main goal it to transliterate the name into Chinese, why not just look it up on Chinese Wikipedia?
    – RDBury
    Commented Nov 25, 2022 at 8:50
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    @DavidVogt The above post also replies to you to some extent. It's very strange if we can't ask pronunciations for words in a language on a site about a language. Also the site has large amounts of questions which ask for exact pronunciations.
    – M. Logic
    Commented Nov 25, 2022 at 10:43

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Probably ['frɛŋkhǝl] or ['frɛŋkl] (the first version is more formal). Definitely not with [a:].


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