Jahr

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German jār, from Proto-Germanic *jērą, from Proto-Germanic *yōr- < *yeh₁r-. Compare Dutch jaar, English year, Danish år.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jaːɐ̯/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /jaː/ (widespread)
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  • Rhymes: -aːɐ̯
  • Homophone: ja (not according to standard pronunciation)

Noun[edit]

Jahr n (genitive Jahres, plural Jahre or Jahr, diminutive Jährchen n)

  1. year

Usage notes[edit]

The unchanged plural Jahr is chiefly colloquial (or poetic). It is almost exclusively used after numerals, mainly in adverbial constructions such as zwei Jahr später – "two years later" (instead of proper standard: zwei Jahre später).

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External links[edit]

  • Jahr in Duden online