Nachbarschaft

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Nachbar +‎ -schaft

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnaxba(ːɐ̯)ʃaft/, [ˈnaχbaːɐ̯ʃaft], [ˈnaχbaʃaft]

Noun[edit]

Nachbarschaft f (genitive Nachbarschaft, plural Nachbarschaften)

  1. neighbourhood
    Gibt es hier viele Hunde in der Nachbarschaft?
    Are there many dogs in the neighbourhood?
  2. neighbourship
    Gute Nachbarschaft ist mir wichtig.
    Good neighbourship is important to me.
  3. proximity
    Die Fabriken liegen in unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft zu einem Naturschutzgebiet.
    The factories are in the immediate proximity of a nature sanctuary.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (neighbourhood): The German word is not commonly used to mean a part of a town or city (for which see Viertel, Gegend). One’s Nachbarschaft are just the houses, or streets at most, that are closest to one’s own dwelling.

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