Bär

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German bero, from Proto-Germanic *berô (compare Dutch beer, English and West Frisian bear, Danish bjørn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Bär m (genitive Bären, plural Bären)

  1. bear (animal)
  2. bear (male with bear-like characteristics)

Declension[edit]

Bär is a weak noun in the standard language, but is part of a group of nouns which have a stark tendency to be strong colloquially, so one will often hear dem Bär instead of dem Bären.

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