Hochdeutsch

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Etymology[edit]

hoch +‎ deutsch

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhoːxdɔʏ̯tʃ/

Noun[edit]

Hochdeutsch n (genitive Hochdeutschen or Hochdeutsch or Hochdeutschs, no plural)

  1. (common usage) Standard German (including the colloquial; antonym dialect)
    Viele junge Leute sprechen nur noch Hochdeutsch.
    Many young people only speak Standard German.
  2. (linguistics) High German
    Die deutschen Dialekte teilen sich in Niederdeutsch und Hochdeutsch.
    The German dialects are divided into Low German and High German.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The High German dialects formed the basis of modern Standard German, whereas Low German had only a secondary influence on it. Therefore, the term Hochdeutsch has come to mean Standard German in common usage. In this meaning it includes the standard-based colloquial varieties.

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