Schaden

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From Old High German scado. Confer Dutch schade, English scathe, Swedish skada.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃaːdən/, [ˈʃaːdən], [ˈʃaːdn̩]
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Schaden m (genitive Schadens, plural Schäden)

  1. damage; harm
    Das Auto hat einen Schaden. - “The car is damaged.”
    Er hat seiner Frau nie Schaden zugefügt. - “He has never done any harm to his wife.”
  2. (colloquial, informal) mental problem (in the sense of “crazy”)
    Der hat doch ’n Schaden. – “He must be out of his mind.

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon skatho, from Proto-Germanic *skaþō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European. Compare Dutch schade, English scathe, German Schaden.

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Schaden m (plural Schadens)

  1. damage
  2. harm
  3. (en Schaden hebben) (colloquial, derogative): to be mentally deficient

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