Nachbar

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of nach- (see nah) and -bar (see Bauer); from Old High German nāhgibūr. Compare Low German nabur, Dutch nabuur, English neighbour, Danish nabo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Nachbar m (genitive Nachbarn or Nachbars, plural Nachbarn)

  1. neighbour

Usage notes[edit]

The word can be declined according to the weak or mixed group. Both ways are standard, but weak declension is more common in formal usage, mixed declension in colloquial usage.

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