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How to read [e:] in German?

Does the phonetic symbol [e:] in German sound the same with that in English? But why sometimes it sounds like [i:] in English in my textbook audio.

For learning: German
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    "E" auf Deutsch heißt immer "e". Niemals "i".

    Höre dir das mal an:
    http://www.dict.cc/?s=Ende
    http://www.dict.cc/?s=elefant
    http://www.dict.cc/?s=heben

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