'n Appel und 'n Ei

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Low German and/or Central German; see Appel (apple). On farms, apples and eggs were often the most numerous produce, so they were very cheap. Also in Dutch een appel en een ei.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [n̩ˌapəlʊn(t)n̩ˈ(ʔ)aɪ̯]

Phrase[edit]

'n Appel und 'n Ei

  1. (idiomatic, regional) a low, minuscule price (literally: an apple and an egg)
    Er arbeitet für 'n Appel und 'n Ei.
    He works for almost nothing.