Backe

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German backo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbakə/
  • Hyphenation: Ba‧cke; before 1996: Bak‧ke

Noun[edit]

Backe f (genitive Backe, plural Backen, diminutive Bäckchen n)

  1. cheek (on the face)
  2. buttock, butt cheek
  3. jaw (of a tool)

Usage notes[edit]

In most regions, Backe is the normal word for “cheek” while Wange is rather formal.

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (cheek on the face): Wange

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