Charakter

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Standard, Germany) IPA(key): /kaˈraktər/, [kʰäˈʁäktʰɐ]
  • (Standard, Germany) IPA(key): /karakˈtɛr/, [kʰäʁäkˈtʰɛɐ̯] (sometimes, for the sense "character in a play or game")
  • (Northern Germany) IPA(key): [kʰaʁaktʰ(e)ə̯], [kʰæɾæktʰɛə̯] (standard, conservative)
  • (file)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χαρακτήρ (kharaktḗr, type, nature, character), from χαράσσω (kharássō, I engrave) via Latin and French.

Noun[edit]

Charakter m (genitive Charakters, plural Charaktere)

  1. character; the totality of someone's personal qualities
  2. character, characteristic feature or nature of a thing, place, or people
    der Charakter der Stadt
    der Charakter des Volkes, der nationale Charakter
  3. a character; role/figure in a theatrical play, video game, etc, which has a noticeable character (set of personal qualities)
  4. (becoming dated) character, symbol, written glyph
    • 1979, Eduard Mörike, Maler Nolten, chapter 5:
      Er zog ein mit sonderbaren Charakteren geschriebenes Heft hervor, []
  5. (dated, possibly archaic) title, rank

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Noun[edit]

Charakter m (plural Charakteren)

  1. character